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Scottie boys lose by one to New Underwood

Philip lost an excitingly close game against the New Underwood Tigers on Thursday, January 18. The Scotties started coming from behind in the second half, then held the Tigers in the fourth quarter, but not enough. The score at the buzzer was 48-49.

Philip 12 7 14 15 = 48

N.Under. 17 11 12 9 = 49

Philip scorers: Nathan O'Dea - 18, James Williamson and Casey Elshere - 7 each, Slate Evans - 6, Alex Moos - 5, James Mathews - 3, Allen Hauk - 2.

New Underwood scorers: Jaron Finkbeiner - 26, Shaun Crosbie and Cody Jensen - 6 each, Kyle Hall and Mason Hall - 4 each, Andrew Wolf - 3. The Tigers shot seven out of 14 freethrows.

Three point goals: New Underwood - 5 (Finkbeiner - 4, Jensen - 1); Philip - 6 (O'Dea and Evans - 2 each, Moos and Mathews - 1 each).

Field goal percentages: Philip - 36 (18 of 49), N.U. - 32 (17 of 52).

Rebounding: Philip - 26 (Elshere - 8), NU - 37 (Crosbie - 11).

Turnovers: Philip - 8, N.U. - 13. Total fouls: Philip - 20, N.U. - 17. Fouled out: Evans.

The Scotties lost the junior varsity game, also a close competition, 18-21.

The Philip boys' basketball team's next game will be in Lemmon at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, January 26 against the Cowboys.