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December 26, 2013

West Vigo unable to get over hump against Owen Valley

TERRE HAUTE — West Vigo took advantage of Owen Valley’s poor free throw shooting for three quarters Thursday afternoon. But when it counted most the Patriots hit their free throws to pull out a 54-48 win over the Vikings in game three of the 14th annual Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic.

Owen Valley hit just 10-of-21 free throws for the game. The Patriots were 4 for 13 in the second half from the line with 4:51 left in the game, but they hit 5-of-6 in the final 45 seconds to earn their third win of the season and second against the Vikings.

“Our percentage [for the game] was awful, but in the last two minutes we were 5-6,” Owen Valley coach Chad Smith said.

“I thought we played them much better than we did the first time,” West Vigo coach Joe Boehler said, recalling the 16-point Western Indiana Conference loss.

West Vigo (3-4) was led by Braiden Cardinal with 21 points, knocking down five 3-pointers. Hayden Corenflos added 11 points.

Owen Valley (3-3) was paced by Nolan King with 16 points, including three three-pointers, Evan Wood with 14 and Ethan Daffron with 11 points and a game-high eight rebounds.

“Ethan Daffron was really good on the offensive boards and Evan Wood got some offensive rebounds that really mattered,” Smith said.

West Vigo led 16-13 at the first stop with Cardinal hitting three treys from the baseline. Cardinal gave the Vikings a six-point lead with a free throw, but OV’s Ethan Sparks hit a three at the buzzer to cut the margin to three points.

“We had them down early in the first quarter, but when we had the opportunity to extend the lead we kept turning the ball over,” Boehler said.

The Vikings hit just 2-of-7 shots and turned the ball over six times in the second quarter. But the Patriots struggled against the Vikings’ trapping defense and led just 22-20 at halftime.

Corenflos scored West Vigo’s first five points of the second half, and at 5:48 in the third quarter, Owen Valley led 26-25. But in the next 48 second the Patriots’ Wood converted on two offensive rebounds for a five-point OV lead.

West Vigo charged back within one, 36-35, at the end of the third quarter on 3-pointers by Cardinal and, at the buzzer, Tyler Hayes.

The Patriots scored the first five points of the fourth quarter. West Vigo stayed within three points throughout the period on buckets by Hayes, Cardinal and Voils.

Two free throws by Austin Sappingfield got the Vikings within one, 45-44, with 2:29 to play and Hunter Voils made a steal and lay up to give West Vigo a 46-45 lead with 2:20 on the clock.

Owen Valley’s Wood put the Patriots ahead for good, 47-46, with 1:55 to play, then King made a nifty lay-up, changing hands in a crowd of defenders, for a 49-46 lead.

Cardinal’s last basket of the day got the Vikings within one, 49-48, with 1:19 left. From that point West Vigo missed free throws and Owen Valley hit them to earn the win.

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