Trojans lose nail biter at Darby, fall into second place; Girls keep winning
DARBY – Cullen Duggan and Hooper Reed hit key free throws in the game’s final seconds to lift the Tigers over the Trojans Saturday night in Darby.
The Drummond Loss and Darby win knot to the two teams in the standings with the Tigers holding the tiebreaker.
With just under eight seconds to play, Reed got his only point of the period from the charity stripe, leaving the Trojans with a slim 52-51 margin. As they tried to bring it up the court, Drummond’s Brody Rasor was fouled and looked to put the game away with a 1-and-1 opportunity of his own.
But Rasor missed the first shot and then fouled Duggan as the Tigers tried to hurry the ball up the floor. Duggan sank both of his free throws allowing Darby to celebrate on its home court.
Duggan had 19 points in the game, 11 in the final period that included a pair of three-pointers.
The Trojans had another tough night at the free throw line, going just 9-for 19 on the night and 3-for-7 over the final eight minutes.
“We made a couple of mistakes down the stretch and missed some key free throws at the end,” reflected DHS Head Coach Levi Parsons. “But we rebounded well and really took care of the ball pretty well. It was a good learning experience for us tonight.”
Rasor led all scorers in the game with 20 points, with Colt Parsons adding 12 and Michael James 10.
Drummond will get a week to try and fix a few things before hosting the Blackhawks of Seeley Swan Friday. Games are set to begin with JV action at 2:30 p.m.
Drummond – 18/5/15/14 – 52
Darby – 13/10/12/18 – 53
Drummond – Rasor 20, Parsons 12, James 10, BeBradshaw 4, Phillips 6
Darby – Ehman 3, Duggan 19, Hundley 3, Townsend 2, Gabric 6, Reed 12, Martin 8
Girls Varsity Basketball
Drummond 59, Darby 27
Darby tried to quell Drummond’s Kimber Parsons with a box-and-1 defense early, holding her to just five points on free throws in the first half. But while she was cooled off her teammates picked her up, rallying to take a 29-14 lead by halftime and never looking back.
“We just wanted to try a lot of different thing to see what works the best,” said DHS Head Coach Nate Bignell of his team’s effort Saturday night. “They played it pretty good and got a lot of open shots off
Parsons finished with 11 but the team’s high scorer for the night was Lexi Nelson with 16, which included a pair of three pointers. Liz Perry also found her way into double figures with 14 points and eight rebounds.
Drummond – 8/21/16/14 – 59
Darby – 8/6/6/7 – 27
Drummond – Parsons 11, Nelson 16, Parke 5, Hicks 2, RCline 9, CCline 2, Perry 14
Darby – Berry 2, Hawkinson 3, Schlapman 7, Reed 13, Smith 2