Tigers fall to LaMoure-Litchville/Marion in quarter finals

Words can’t do this game justice.


Class B Tourney Graphic

Words can’t do this game justice.

After a slow first half, the game went into hyper drive and ended up needing two overtime periods to decide a winner.

LaMoure-Litchville/Marion (LLM) knocked off the New England Tigers 71-61.

The Loboes took the Tigers off their game early. Holding New England to perimeter shots. The Loboes kept the post guarded well. But New England found a way to penetrate the defense and got to the hoop.

The game, however, came down a few miscues.

New England found themselves down by 10 points after scoring runs of eight and seven in the third and fourth quarters by the Loboes. But the Tigers fought hard and clawed their way back and New England’s John Urlacher tied it up with a 3-point shot with four minutes left.

New England’s Daniel Prince made two free throws late in the fourth quarter that gave the Tigers a four-point lead. But the Loboes managed to cut that lead to two points with fewer than six seconds left.

With 5.1 seconds remaining in regulation, New England muffled an inbound pass and gave it back to the Loboes. The Loboes then found an open man under the hoop on the inbound pass, and they tied it up.

Overtime number one.

Just after the first overtime started, New England lost one of their starters as Ty Nordby fouled out of the game.

The first overtime was spent trading baskets, and again the contest turned into a game of seconds.

With the game tied and only two tenths of a second left, Anthony Olson of LLM fouled John Urlacher, putting him at the free-throw line.

Needing to only make one of two shots to put the game away for the Tigers, Urlacher missed both opportunities and it went into a second overtime.

The Loboe’s Brady Warcken hit a 3-pointer to open the second overtime and after another Loboe basket the Tigers found themselves down by five quickly with the momentum shifting.

New England wouldn’t recover, and as the overtime came to an end the Tigers couldn’t do much but put the Loboes at the foul line and eventually lost by ten.

Leading the scoring effort for the Loboes was Anthony Olson who had a game high 29 points to go with 15 rebounds, completing the double double.

Prince led the way with 22 points for the Tigers and he would add seven rebounds. John Urlacher scored 15 points and Brady Bender added 12 for the Tigers.

The Tigers will play Shiloh Christian at 2:45 p.m. (CT). Shiloh Christian was one of two losses on the season for the Tigers.

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