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One shot and two seconds stop Scotties

The Scotties fought their way back and fourth through countless tied scores up to the last five seconds of play against the visiting Dupree Tigers, Saturday, February 12.

The first three and one half minutes looked dismal for Philip, with a 0-10 score. With just over two minutes left in the first quarter, the score was 4-17. Philip surprized the Tigers with repeated and mostly unanswered baskets to end the quarter 13-19. Though the Scotties got the first basket in the second quarter, any hopeful gain just wasn't there. The first half ended 22-29.

The third quarter suddenly turned into an audience-appealing basketball game. Through good set-up plays, Philip upped its percentage of successful baskets. Philip decreased its turnovers and increased its possession time. Eighteen seconds remained in the quarter when the Scotties forced a 40-40 tie. A successful Philip shot just 15 seconds into the fourth quarter put Philip in the lead for the first time in the game. The Scotties held, and sometimes temporarily expanded, that lead. Good playing from both teams kept the action fast and skillful. At the 2:30 mark, Dupree tied the score 55-55.

Thirteen seconds showed on the scoreboard when Philip's Brandon O'Dea sunk one of two free throws to tie the game at 59-59. Three back-to-back time outs were called. A well executed pass-in play from side court worked for Dupree, which put up and sank a field goal. With two seconds put back on the clock, and with Philip having possession, Philip's coach Kory Foss called another time out. The ball was passed in by one Scottie to teamate Tate DeJong, who threw the ball from three-quarters down the court towards the basket. As the ball bounced off of the rim, the final buzzer sounded. The game ended 59-61.

Philip 13 9 28 19 = 59

Dupree 19 10 21 21 = 61

Philip scorers: Brandon O'Dea - 16, Jordan Hauk - 14, Gunner Hook - 11, Jeff O'Connell - 10, Tate DeJong - 4, Jade Nelson - 3, Austin O'Dea - 1.

Dupree scorers: Chisum Farlee - 20, Cooper Wall - 14, Cory Knight - 12, Kash Deal - 7, Trenton Pretty Weasel - 4, Chase Dolphus and Devin Clausen - 2 each.

Philip field goal percentage - 34 (18 of 53). Dupree made 19 field goals. Philip three point percentage - 27 (4 of 15). Dupree sank five, three pointers. Free throw percentages: Philip - 58 (11 of 19), Dupree - 57 (8 of 14).

Philip rebounds - 34. Leaders: Hook - 10, A. O'Dea, Nelson and DeJong - 5 each, O'Connell and B. O'Dea - 4 each, Hauk - 1.

Philip assists - 11. Leaders: O'Connell - 5, B. O'Dea - 3, DeJong - 2, A. O'Dea - 1.

Philip steals - 7. Leaders: O'Connell - 4, Hauk, A. O'Dea and B. O'Dea - 1 each.

Philip blocks - 7. Leaders: Hook - 3, Hauk and B. O'Dea 2 each.

Philip turnovers - 15. Fouls: Philip - 14, Dupree - 19. Fouled out: Philip's O'Connell and Dupree's Knight.

The junior varsity game was also a turn around from beginning to end. The Scotties began by having to play catch-up, but built up steam in the final quarter to win 28-22.

Philip 4 2 9 13 = 28

Dupree 6 4 5 7 = 22

Philip scorers: Thomas Doolittle - 8, Cody Reder - 7, Beau Ferguson - 5, Wyatt Kammerer, Gavin Brucklacher, Cassidy Schnabel and Colter Cvach - 2 each.

Dupree scorers: Dolphus - 9, Jeffrie Shaying - 6, Dayton Spiel - 5, Brad Good Bear - 2.

Philip rebounds - 29. Leaders: Doolittle - 7, Wyatt Schaack - 5, Ferguson, Cvach and Reder - 4 each, Schnabel and Quade Slovek - 2 each, Brucklacher - 1.

Philip assists - 3. Leaders: Doolittle - 2, Brucklacher - 1. Philip steals - 10. Leaders: Doolittle - 5, Cvach - 2, Ferguson, Brucklacher and Schnabel - 1 each. Philip blocks - 2. Leader: Cvach - 2.

Philip turnovers - 18. Fouls: Philip - 5, Dupree - 9.

The Wall Eagles will host the Philip Scotties, Friday, February 18, starting at 6:00 p.m.