The North Baltimore (1-2, 0-1 BVC) Boys Basketball team hosted BVC foe Liberty-Benton, (1-1, 1-0 BVC) in a battle, where a valiant comeback by the Tigers fell just short.
The Tigers were down 22 – 10 after the first quarter to the hot shooting Eagles. NB held their ground in the 2nd, down 42 – 28 at the half, continuing to play hard, but they could not cut into the lead in the 3rd quarter, falling further 61 – 45.
In a game that could have been chalked up in the books as loss, was not, as the Tigers lit it up, scoring 28 points in the 4th quarter, to make it a game with an exciting finish. But NB fell short 73 – 76.
L-B hit 29 of 44 from the field (66%), were 9 of 17 from 3-point range and drained all 9 of their free throws!
Julian Hagemyer-22, 8 rebounds, 3 assists
Levi Gazarek-18 (10 for 10 free throws)
Noah Brian-14, 5 steals, 3 assists
Chase Naugle-12, 3 steals, 7 assists, 5 rebounds
Brady Rader-4, 6 rebounds
Anthony Masterlasco from L-B was the high scorer for the game with 35 points.
In the Junior Varsity game, Liberty-Benton got the win 45-13.
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The Tigers travel to Leipsic next Friday