Maxwell edges Brady boys in OT
Brady commits 19 turnovers in loss
In most rivalry games, you are in for a show no matter the teams’ records.
That was the case when the Brady boys stepped on Maxwell’s floor Saturday night.
It took an overtime period to settle the outcome but the fourth quarter proved to be a momentum shifter in favor of the Wildcats in their 51-49 victory over Brady.
“We turned the ball over in the fourth quarter and they took advantage of our mental mistakes,” head coach Dave Jacobs said.
Brady led 39-31 going into the final period but those turnovers and 3-9 shooting from the free throw line couldn’t keep Maxwell from tying the game and forcing an overtime.
The Eagles started the contest with an 8-0 run before being outscored 10-7 in the remaining minutes of the first quarter.
“We picked up where we left off the night before,” Jacobs said. “We were the aggressor on offense and the boys were moving their feet on defense.”
Leading 15-10, the Eagles scored 13 more points in the second frame while limiting the Wildcats to nine and extending their lead to 28-19.
“The players knew we had to play another good half of basketball,” Jacobs said. “We were pumped up and wanted to continue doing what we did in the first half.”
Maxwell came out of the break and outscored Brady 12-11 which Jacobs said didn’t worry him.
“I felt good about being up eight points after the third,” he said.
In the fourth the Eagles made mistakes they hadn’t made since early in the year which contributed to a loss to the Wildcats.
Nate Sitorius knocked down 15 points to lead seven Brady scorers.
Scoring by quarters:
EAGLE SCORING: Nate Sitorius 15, Troy Lusk 10, Austin Widick 9, Chase Viter 6, Jon Taullie 4, Dayne Porter 4, Trevor Mann 1.