Boys Freshman Basketball · Boys Freshman Basketball forces overtime, but eventually falls 54-52 to Southridge

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The Boys Freshman Basketball team trailed for much of the second half, but in a back and forth ending to the game, Newberg claimed the lead twice, and ultimately, forced an overtime period against the Southridge Skyhawks before falling 54-52. The OT was marred by turnovers – six of them to be exact. Nevertheless, Newberg got a steal with seven seconds to go in overtime, but could not control the ball and get an effective shot off, leaving the score 54-52 in favor of the Skyhawks. Cody Burger was an efficient 8-11 from the field to lead the Tigers in scoring with 18 points, while Sonny Apilando had a great all-around game, scoring 10 points on 5-7 shooting, dishing out five assists, and picking off three steals. Sol Byles returned to the Tigers lineup and scored nine points in limited minutes. Keenan Lucas struggled from the field, but ended the game with six points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, and three deflections.