BOYS BASKETBALL: Norris Rallies Back From Early Deficit To Beat York

FIRTH–(KLMS Jan. 18)–After trailing 11-8 in the first quarter, the Norris boys basketball team found a spark in the second quarter and held on late by hitting free throws.

The Titans withstood a 23-point effort from Garrett Ivey to hold on and beat the Dukes 50-45 Tuesday night at Norris in a game heard on KLMS ESPN Lincoln FM101.5/1480AM.

Down 16-8 early in the second quarter, Norris rallied back in the by outscoring York 15-6 the rest of the period, mainly behind eight points from Myles Hoehne, and the Titans led 23-22.

Norris (6-7) got a big boost in the third quarter behind three-point shooting from freshman guard Barret Boesiger. He sank a pair of threes in back to back possessions for a 36-30 lead with 1:45 left in the period. York closed the gap to 36-34, but Boesiger was fouled in the act of shooting from three-point range with 3.9 seconds remaining and hit all three free-throw attempts to give the Titans a 39-34 advantage.

The Dukes (7-7) tied the game at 41 with 6:05 remaining in the game, before nearly two minutes went by before either team scored. JT Behrends hit a pair of free throws to put Norris back in front. York had a chance to tie or take control in the final seconds of the game, but turning the ball over. Hoehne hit two free throws to seal the win.

Ivey’s 23-points for York were a game-high, while Boesiger led Norris with 16 points. Hoehne and 6-4 junior center Wyatt Wubbels each added 10 points in the Titan victory.

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York vs. Norris boys basketball 1st Half 1-18-22
York vs. Norris boys basketball 2nd Half 1-18-22