Varsity Boys Holiday Tourney at Northeastern 12/28/14
December 29, 2013Monroe Central Jr.- Sr. High School
Written By--The Star Press
Monroe Central’s Chase Bly drove into the lane and hit a 7-foot jumper with seven-tenths of a second left in overtime to deliver a 64-62 win against Blackford on Saturday.
The victory allowed the Golden Bears (5-2) to win the fifth-place game of the Northeastern Tournament and post a 2-1 record in the event.
“It was a great tournament for us,” Monroe Central coach Tom Byrum said. “We wanted to play in the championship game and win it, but we learned a lot from this. It will help us down the road, for sure.”
Blackford tied the score with 35 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Monroe Central worked the clock down and missed the final shot, forcing overtime.
Bly led the Golden Bears with 21 points. Jake Combs added 17 and Bracken Barga had 11.
Monroe Central 64, Blackford 62, OT
At Fountain City, Ind.
Monroe Central: Barga 4 2-6 11, Combs 5 3-5 17, Bly 8 2-3 21, Flesher 1 0-0 2, Cd. Woolf 1 2-2 5, Reum 1 3-3 5, Blevins 1 1-2 3