Maroons win nail-biter

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CLINTON — The winds of change are still upon us as the Maroons’ varsity proved on Feb. 26.

With a sidelined junior varsity game canceled due to quarantine, the varsity took on the powerhouse Sullivan Redskins with an early start time.  The revamped varsity line-up was ready and willing to hit the hardwood against the Redskins.

The teams were tied at the end of the first quarter, but the Maroons then went on a 23-11 run to head into the locker room up by 12 points, 33-21. 

The third quarter was a standoff with the home team expanding its lead by only one point.  Then the wheels began to wobble as Sullivan’s Ian Plank put on an exhibition of how to take charge, scoring 22 points in the fourth quarter before fouling out. 

This put the Redskins back in the game enough to end up in a tie with the Maroons at the end of regulation, 59-all. 

If the Redskins were optimistic about pulling this one out, the feeling was short-lived.  The Maroons offense kicked into gear, outscoring the opposition in overtime to push through a win, 68-65. 

Sullivan’s Ian Plank led all scorers with 25 points, however, the home team had three players in double figures.  Zeke Hickman led the way with19 points followed by Dawson Graves with 17 points and Mason Walker with 10 points.  Andrew Pagel and Nick Feather were masterful on the boards to help in the win. 

#Maroon Strong #Maroon Pride