Bobcats’ rally comes up just shortPublished 11:20pm Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A late Brandywine rally came up a bit short against White Pigeon in boys basketball action Tuesday night.
The Bobcats (2-6) rallied from a 14-point deficit in the final quarter, but fell to the Chiefs 53-47.
Trailing 47-33 heading into the fourth quarter, Brandywine’s pressure defense finally started paying some dividends. White Pigeon tried to hold the basketball and eat some clock, but the move backfired.
Pierce Gleason, who finished with a game-high 15 points, got the rally started with 2:30 left in the contest when he came up with a steal and scored to make it 50-42.
After forcing a 10 second call on the Chiefs, Brandywine’s Zach Schmidt score off an offensive rebound to keep it an eight point game before Gleason’s third 3-pointer cut the lead to 52-47 with 1:18 showing on the clock.
That would be as close as the Bobcats would get.
Besides Gleason’s 15 points, Brandywine also got 10 points off the bench from Andrew Duckett.
Branson Salyer had 13 points for White Pigeon, which also got 12 points from Robbie Gibson and 10 points from Matt Crowl.
WHITE PIGEON 53
Branson Salyer 13; Matt Eger 3; Riley Olsen 3; Cahil Krajniak 6; Mitch Boatmen 6; Robbie Gibson 12; Matt Crowl 10. TOTALS: 20 7-14 53
Courtlan Gordon 0; Andrew Duckett 10; Zach Schmidt 6; Pierce Gleason 15; Alex Ulrickson 5; Michael Shelton 8; Austin Knapp 1; Brock Hartline 2. TOTALS: 18 6-8 47
White Pigeon 14 34 47 53
Brandywine 14 24 33 47
3-point goals: White Pigeon 4 (Salyer 3, Olsen), Brandywine 5 (Duckett 2, Gleason 3). Total fouls (fouled out): White Pigeon 7 (none), Brandywine 12 (none). Varsity record: Brandywine 2-6