Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City Bobcats Boys Basketball team played at the 8th Grade Tournament at Nokomis against the Pana St. Pats on Tuesday in game 3. The 8th Grade Bobcats lost to the 8th Grade St Pats, 28-19.
The game started out even, with both teams scoring 6 points in the first 6:00. Waylon Watson opened his scoring with a 3 for CHBC. Trevor Theis had a two and Hayden Corley made 1-of-2 foul shots. PSH's Swisher scored twice and Cole Nollman once.
The 2nd frame was also close, with PSH taking it 9-7. Watson splashed another 3-pointer and Corley scored twice. Swisher scored 7 points with a free throw and 3 baskets. Nollman added a two for the 2-point lead at the half, 15-13.
The 3rd period was dialed down, but still a draw, 4-4. Carter Bain nailed a 3 and Watson was 1-of-2 at the line. Swisher and Joel Deere had solo twos for PSH. Heading into the 4th, PSH was still up 2, 19-17.
CHBC faded in the 4th, as PSH went on a 9-2 run. Kenny Robbins had the only CHBC bucket. Carter Beyers made 2-of-4 free throws to give PSH enough for the win. Ross Glick had a two and Swisher made two baskets and 1-of-6 free throws to win by 9.
Swisher led all scorers with 18 points, almost enough to beat CHBC by himself. Watson led CHBC with 7 points on two 3s and a free throw. Hayden Corley followed with 5 points on two buckets and 1-of-4 at the line.
The 8th Grade CHBC Bobcats return to play in the consolation game 7 of the tournament on Thursday, November 1 @ 6:00 pm, at Nokomis.
Nokomis 8 Tourney
Pana St Pats 28. CHBC 19
CHBC stats: Waylon Watson 7 (2-3 pt FGs, 1/2 FTs), Hayden Corley 5 (2 FGs, 1/4 FTs), Carter Bain 3 (FG), Kenny Robbins 2 (FG, 0/2 FTs), Trevor Theis 2 (FG). Team FGs 7. 3-Pointers: 3 (Watson 2, Bain). Team FTs 2-of-8.
PSH stats: Evan Swisher 18 (8 FGs, 2/11 FTs), Cole Nollman 4 (2 FGs, 0/2 FTs), Joel Deere 2 (FG), Ross Glick 2 (FG), Carter Beyers 2 (2/4 FTs). Team FGs 12. Team FTs 4-of-17.