Kennedy tops Wilmington in OT
Kennedy Catholic (62) Vs. Wilmington (60)
A third quarter lapse hurt the Wilmington High boys basketball team last night.
In a tight District 10 nonregion matchup with Kennedy Catholic, the Greyhounds fell back after leading at the half then tied the game at regulation before losing 62-60 in overtime.
“I still liked the way the kids handled the adversity,” Wilmington coach Will Harris said. “To take a team like Kennedy Catholic into overtime with only five (complete team) practices under our belts says a lot.
“I like the way we’ve been playing. We’ve played much better the last two games.”
The ’Hounds (3-2) took a 33-31 lead at the half but were outscored in the third quarter, 15-8.
That’s also when Wilmington lost Dallas Hartman. The senior center was ejected following a flagrant foul. He will now be forced to sit out his next game.
Shane Wagner, however, helped the ’Hounds fight back in the fourth quarter. He hit one of his six 3-pointers to tie the game at the end of regulation.
“Shane has been playing well,” Harris said. “He really stepped it up for us late in the game.”
Wagner paced Wilmington with 25 points. He scored 13 in the fourth quarter and overtime.
Wagner tried to tie the game at the end of overtime when he drove to the hoop, but his layup was blocked by Kennedy Catholic’s Aundra Jones. Jake DeMedal then rebounded and missed a fade-away attempt at the buzzer.
Hartman finished with 13 points, while Sharbaugh chipped in with 12 points and eight rebounds.
Kyle Randall led all scorers with 29 markers for the Eagles.