The Washington Township Senators faced off against the Morgan Township Cherokees Friday night. The Senators got the tip and went point-for-point until #21Tate Ivanyo made a basket and a free throw for the Cherokees. The quarter ended with the Cherokees in the lead, with a score of 12-8.
The first point of the second quarter was made by #3 Keagen Holder for Morgan Township. Washington Township used a full-court press defense to attempt to keep the Cherokees from scoring, but the Cherokees still ran up their point total, ending the half with a score of 29-12.
The Senators started with the ball, and a three-point shot was made by #10 Tyler Hachey, and then another by #34 James Hernandez. The Senators began to catch up, and the final score of the third quarter was 41-33.
The first point of the quarter was made by #12 Steven Hernandez for the Senators. Five and a half minutes into the fourth quarter, the Senators tied with the Cherokees due to a basket and free throw from #34 James Hernandez. The score was tied at 41-41. With two minutes left, there was once again a tie of 47-47. In the end, the Senators won 55-54. The Senators Head Coach Scott Bowersock discussed the team’s win.
“We had a nice half-time talk,” Bowersock said. “We were just lacking energy in the first half. Offensively we were taking bad shots, and defensively we were sluggish for the first half. In the second half we had energy, and just gradually we started wearing them down.”