Fourth Quarter Rally Falls Short

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Mason Soper by Amy Mortimer

Mason Soper by Amy Mortimer

(HARROD) - After scoring 27 points in three quarters, Bluffton erupted for 24 fourth quarter points however Allen East was able to hold on to a 52-51 Northwest Conference victory.  Luke Denecker scored 17 of the Pirates’ fourth quarter output on his way to a game high 22 points. Bluffton is now 12-5 on the season and 3-3 in NWC play.  The Mustangs improved to 9-6 and 3-3 respectively. 

Bluffton trailed throughout the game falling behind 15-8 after the first quarter and down 33-27 heading into the fourth quarter.  Denecker connected on 7/8 free throws in the final quarter and also hit a three pointer at the buzzer to trim the final deficit from four points down to just one. 

Mason Soper added 10 points in the loss. Levi Hohenbrink scored 9, Jared Piercefield 5, Baylor Garmatter 4 and McCormick Ault 1. 

Marvin Foster Game Photos : https://www.usedcoffeebeans.com/Sports/Bluffton-Basketball-Boys/Boys-Basketball/2018-2019/190102-Allen-East/

Amy Mortimer Game Photos : https://amymortimer.smugmug.com/BHS-Boys-Basketball/

 

 

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