Boys Varsity Basketball · Boys Varsity Basketball drops 1st game of the season at Mt. Morris 63 – 56

56 Ovid-Elsie High School
63 Mt. Morris High School
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Ovid-Elsie High School vs Mt. Morris High School
56 63
1 11   12
2 11   13
3 15   11
4 19   27

Coach’s Comments:
“We knew coming into the game tonight we were in for a battle, and that proved to be true. The game was intense, as both teams threw hay-makers and traded blows throughout the contest. It wasn’t until the last minute that the game was decided as Mt. Morris was able to ice the game at the free throw line. The game really came down to two factors tonight, the rebounding differential (47-22 Mt. Morris, with 23 of those offensive rebounds), and the free throw line, where we went 11-27 only, as they were 20-25. In a close game against such a good team, we have to do a better job of limiting them to one shot a possession, and when we get to the free throw line we’ve got to do a better job of capitalizing.”

Stat Leaders:
Liam Thompson 26 pts, 5 rebs, 2 blks
Shayne Loynes 10 pts, 4 rebs, 5 assts
Jakob Loynes 9 pts, 3 rebs, 3 assts, 3 stls
Justin Moore 6 pts, 6 rebs, 3 assts, 2 blks

Team Records:
Ovid-Elsie 9-1 (5-1 MMAC)
Mt. Morris 8-3 (5-1 MMAC)