The Varsity Boys basketball team captured a dramatic, come from behind victory on the road against the Centreville Bulldogs Wednesday night, January 11, 2017. Winning by a final score of 65-64, they trailed at halftime by a score of 33-25.
The Bison rallied in the third quarter, trailing only 45-46 at the end of the third. The fourth quarter was filled with back and forth scoring from both teams, before Seth Margaritis scored two and put the Bison on top for good with 4.5 seconds to go. Centreville was forced to inbound the ball from the Bison end and needed to get the ball down the court to try to get a last second shot off.
After a time out, the Bison came out prepared to defend their one point lead and hold on for the win. Centreville quickly inbounded and threw the ball to mid court, but Ryan Butler was there, jumping to bat it down, with Seth Margaritis recovering it and the Bulldogs were never able to get a shot off.
The steadfast Bison fans who made the long Wednesday night trip to Centreville went wild and the Bison celebrated their win.
Final numbers for the Bison were Seth Margaritis with 19 points, Julian Hymes with 14, Creo Brewster with 12, Gaige Rice and Ryan Butler with 6 each, Patrick Griffin with 4, and Sotiri Margaritis and Garrett Mullen with 2 each.
It was what Coach Randy Mast called “a great team win, everyone contributed.” The Bison are now 3-2 on the season and 2-0 in BCS divisional play.
The Varsity Boys basketball team won another conference game, topping White Pigeon 66-35 Friday, Jan. 13.
The Bison started out hot, sinking three, three-point baskets for their first nine points of the game, and never looked back. The Bison led after each quarter and finished with a decisive victory.
Lead scorer was Seth Margaritis with 18 points, 12 of them from four three point baskets. Julian Hymes finished with 13 points, Gaige Rice with 11, and Creo Brewster had 8.
It was another total team effort with 9 of the 11 Bison team members scoring in the game. The Bison travel to Mendon Friday, Jan. 20