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Philip boys lose to Lyman by 3 in last quarter

In an away basketball game on Friday, February 12, the Philip Scotties fell to the Lyman Raiders. The final score was 49-52.

The game had relatively equal scoring by both teams in the first three quarters of the game. The first quarter ended in a 14-14 tie. By half-time, Philip had taken the lead by only one point. The third quarter ended in another tie, 40 all. Not until the fourth quarter did the scoring vary. Lyman kept up its low-teens score, while Philip fell back to a single digit. In the end, three points separated the winner from the loser.

"Lyman is one of the better teams we have played so far," said head coach Mike Baer. "So, we came into this game looking to see how much we have improved. Overall we played well and gave ourselves a chance to win at the end. We have a couple guys just back off of injury and they are still playing timid, but it's nice to have them back so they'll be ready to go at districts."

Philip 14 13 13 9 = 49

Lyman 14 12 14 12 = 52

Philip scorers: Caleb Clements - 14, Jeff O'Connell and Casey Cvach - 11 each, Rob Williamson - 9, Gunner Hook - 4. Lyman scorers: Shae McClanahan - 14, Mitch Hansen - 8, Rollie Grassrope - 7, Jaylen Uthe and Reed Reuman - 6 each, Hunter Schindler - 5, Daniel Grassrope - 4, Stetson Eriksen - 2.

Philip total field goal percentage - 41 (17 of 41). Lyman sank 12 two-pointers. Philip three point percentage - 18 (2 of 11). Lyman sank six three-pointers. Free throw percentages: Philip - 53 (9 of 17), Lyman - 48 (10 of 21).

Philip rebounds - 25. Leaders: Cvach - 8, Hook - 6, O'Connell and Clements - 4 each, Hauk - 2, Brandon O'Dea - 1.

Philip assists - 11. Leaders: O'Connell - 5, Cvach - 3, Williamson, Hauk and Clements - 1 each.

Philip steals - 9. Leaders: Williamson - 4, Cvach - 3, Clements - 2.

Philip blocks: Hauk - 3, Clements - 1.

Team fouls: Philip - 16, Lyman - 18. Fouled out: Lyman's McClanahan.

The Philip junior varsity team also lost their game, 25-46. No other statistics were available.