Donte Murphy’s fourth quarter layup gave Niles the lead for good in a 61-58 win over St. Joseph Tuesday. (Leader photo/File)
Donte Murphy’s fourth quarter layup gave Niles the lead for good in a 61-58 win over St. Joseph Tuesday. (Leader photo/File)

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Vikings rally to edge St. Joseph 61-58

Published 9:37am Wednesday, February 26, 2014

ST. JOSEPH — Visiting Niles rallied from a 49-43 halftime deficit to edge St. Joseph 61-58 in Big 16 West Division boys basketball action Tuesday night.

The Vikings (7-11, 4-10 West) and Bears (12-7, 9-5 West) were deadlocked at 13-13 after one quarter of play.

St. Joseph outscored Niles 16-12 in the second quarter to open up a 29-25 halftime advantage. The Bears took a 49-43 lead into the final eight minutes of action.

The Vikings outscored the Bears 18-9 in the fourth quarter to pick up the victory.

A 27-11 run by Niles over the game’s final 10 minutes was the difference.

Jeremy Wortham gave the Vikings’ its first lead since the second quarter when he scored with 3:50 remaining. Donte Murphy’s basket a minute later gave Niles the lead for good.

Tate Brawley led a balanced Niles attack with 14 points. Murphy and Connor Glick both finished with 11 points, while Ra’Quon Glenn finished with 10.

Marty Siemans and A.J. Gibson both had 15 points for the Bears.

 

Niles 61, St. Joseph 58

NILES 61

Donte Murphy 5 0-2 11, Ra’Quon Glenn 4 2-2 10, Gabe Stokes 2 0-0 5, Jeremy Wortham 3 0-0 6, Connor Glick 3 4-6 11, Matthew Miller 0 0-0 2, Tate Brawley 4 6-6 14, Gavin Rasler 2 0-0 4. Totals: 23 12-16 61

ST. JOSEPH 58

Domoneke Mitchell 1 1-2 3, Austin Everett 0 2-4 2, Kris Urrea 0 0-0 0, Connor Hubble 2 0-0 4, Marty Siemans 5 0-0 15, Tyler White 2 2-2 6, Curtis Riemland 5 0-0 10, A.J. Gibson 5 4-4 15, Ross Newland 1 1-2 3. Totals: 26 10-14 58

 

Niles                 13       25       43       61

St. Joe              13       29       49       58

3-point baskets: Niles 3, St. Joseph 6 (Siemans 5). Total fouls (fouled out): Niles 14 (none), St. Joseph 14 (none). Varsity records: Niles 7-11, 4-10 West; St. Joseph 12-7, 9-5 West

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