The CC 8th Grade boys basketball A team took on Benton Central tonight in their final home game of the season. From the beginning, the game went back and forth with each team never leading by more than 4 points. Even at the 1st quarter buzzer BC hit a half court shot to cut CC’s lead to just one point. In the 2nd, it was more of the same with BC leading and the Knights battling back to score at the buzzer to cut Benton Central’s lead to just one point at the half (19-18). In the 3rd, CC regained the lead by a basket to only see BC hit back to back 3 pointers from way behind the arc to again take a 4 point advantage. In the 4th quarter it was an all out battle with both teams pressing, trapping, fouling, fans yelling, coaches yelling – you get the picture. Then with just 4 seconds left, Albert Schwartz rebounded a missed Bison free throw – and hit Nick Page on the left wing for a 3 point shot with one second left that just rimmed off as the buzzer sounded giving the Bison a two point win at 39-37. Albert Schwartz led all scorers with 15 points to go along with 8 rebounds. He was followed by Alex Hardebeck with 9 points, Brinn Robbins with 7 and Nick Page added 5. The Knights are now 15-2 on the season and play their final game this weekend in the City Tournament at Tecumseh. The B team game that followed was much like the first game – as both teams battled until the end – with this time CC leading and BC coming back to hit a shot at the end to take a 26-24 advantage. Then with just seconds left – Nikkoli Bell’s shot at the buzzer missed and the Bison again escaped with a two point win (26-24). Alex Meyer led the Knights in scoring with 6 points, Jacob Buche added 5 points and 5 rebounds and Gavin Boutelle finished with 4. The B team is now 5-7 overall and also play their final game this weekend in the City Tournament.
- 39 Benton Central High School
- 37 Lafayette Central Catholic High School
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