SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
Shelby fouled again and Still plit a pair at the line for a tie, 29-29. Hendryx nailed a 3-pointer after a 14:00 drought from the arc, 32-29 Rams. Immediately, Hagerman spun and fell away making the jumper.
Tice Robinson 's ability to deliver an entry pass paid off. He hit McConnell for two inside, 34-31. Jeffers answered with a stop and pop. Robinson found McConnell again for two inside, 36-33. After a Okaw turn over, Robinson found McConnell again on a lob over the defense for two to cap a 9-4 run, 38-33.
Jeffers was fouled and made both shots. Okaw was down three, 38-35, but were in the bonus with 2:03 left in the 3rd. Hagerman drove and was fouled and made both ends of the 1-and-1, 38-37.
On the next three Ram possessions the Rams lifted 3s and missed for 1-and -dones. Greg wal;ker was fouled and made the front end of a 1-and-1 to cap a 5-0 run and bring a tie, 38-38.
Shadell drove and scored with 10 seconds left in the 3rd, but the speedy Colton Sroka got the ball to the Okaw end and stopped and popped for two to tie as the clock expired, 40-40.
It was a new ball game to start the 4th, but Okaw was still in the bonus and was headed for the super bonus.
Shelby turned the ball over, Okaw missed a rare 3-attempt, but the got another second chance and Still drove and was fouled by Cwenton Williams, his third foul at the 7:25 mark. He made both shots for a 42-40 lead.
Williams tried to make a move on the block and picked up a charge on an Okaw flop for his fourth foul.
On the ensuing Okaw possession, Still drove as Williams defended him. Williams picked up his third foul in 30 seconds and fouled out with 7:00 left in the game. The other Ram big man, McConnell was on the bench with his 3rd foul. That was prblematic for the Rams.