Silver Bay falls from playoffs in overtimeThe Silver Bay boys basketball season ended in overtime Monday night as Carlton came back twice to earn a hard-fought 59-57 opening round Section 7A playoff win.
By: Forrest Johnson, Lake County News Chronicle
The Silver Bay boys basketball season ended in overtime Monday night as Carlton came back twice to earn a hard-fought 59-57 opening round Section 7A playoff win.
Twice Silver Bay took the lead in the waning seconds of the game, once in regulation and then in the overtime. But the win eluded them.
The Mariners trailed for 35 minutes and 54 seconds of regulation but took the lead with 6 seconds left. Carlton scored to send it to overtime. Then the Mariners were up by 3 with half a minute to play but Carlton then canned a 3-pointer to tie the game.
The Mariners had the ball with about 15 seconds to go and had two plays in mind.
Coach Rick Frericks told his players that they’d try to run down the clock and win the game but if the shot wasn’t there, they’d hold onto the ball and head into double-OT. Silver Bay took the shot, missed but got the rebound and a Carlton player fouled to send the Mariners to the free throw line.
Two shots were missed. Carlton then put the ball in play, the Mariners committed a foul and the Bulldogs knocked down two shots for the win.
“We had a little mental mistake there at the end but I was happy that we came back to have the chance to win,” said Frericks. “We were down by 10 with about four minutes to go and the guys came back to take the lead. It boiled down to Carlton making the shots when they had to.”
Frericks said his youthful squad played hard, were battling the flu bug, and showed that they’d made improvements through the season.
Freshman Luke Thun led the way with 11, Ryan Blood added 8, Henry Mitchell had 8 to go along with 12 rebounds and 7 steals, Pat Mitchell added 7, Justin Jacobson had 6, Matt Fischer had 5, while Sam Otterblad and Kyle Blood each had 4 points.