BY NICK JOHNSON
Times Bulletin Correspondent
MIDDLE POINT- The Lincolnview Lancers welcomed the Antwerp Archers to Lincolnview High School Saturday evening, on Senior Night for the Lancers. Lincolnview pulled off a 43-40 overtime victory.
The Archers started the game fast en route to a 5-0 lead. Derek Smalley nailed a three-pointer and Kaden Brumett added a layup during the Archers' five-point run.
The Lancers got their first basket of the night from Angelo Katalenas to cut the Archer lead to 5-2. Justis Dowdy got a layup to end the first period and bring the score to 7-7.
Lincolnview got the first basket of the second stanza from Mark Evans to give the Lancers a 9-7 lead.
The Archers got four straight points from Brumett to put Antwerp ahead 11-9. Antwerp then got another four points from Smalley to add to their lead and make the score 15-11.
The Lancers got two points from Kyle Williams and one point from Kade Carey to end the half behind one with the score 15-14, Antwerp.
The Archers went on an 8-0 run to start the second half, including two three-pointers from Brumett and a layup from Colton Stout. The Lancers tried to use a timeout to end the Antwerp run and after the run it was 23-14, Archers.
Lincolnview fought back into the game with five points from Dowdy and four points from Williams to put the score going into the four period at 29-27, Antwerp.
A couple minutes into the four quarter, the Lancers got a layup from Carey to give Lincolnview the lead for the first time in the second half, 30-29.
With the score tied at 32-32, Lincolnview went on a 6-0 run including four points from Williams to make the score 38-32, Lancers.
Antwerp fought back and got a layup from Trenton Copsey and three-pointer from Brumett to make the score 38-37, Archers. Copsey stepped to the foul line for two shots, and was able to sink the first one to help send the game into overtime.
In overtime, the Lancers got the first basket from Kyle Williams to jump out to a 40-38 lead. The Archers cut the lead to one with a layup from Stout to make it 41-40, Lincolnview. With a one-point lead, Carey step to the line and nailed two foul shots to give the Lancers a 43-40 victory in overtime.
The Lancers got balanced scoring from three players in double figures. Williams led all scorers with 16 points, and Dowdy and Carey added in 10 points. The Archers got 15 points from Brumett, including 3-4 from behind the arc.
"It was a physical. Both teams playing hard defensively, and I thought we had the opportunity a couple times and just didn't take advantage of those chances. Hats off to Lincolnview, I thought they played really hard. We set up a couple screens and got a couple looks for a three at the end of the game. We made a couple of big shots we just could not get the key shots when we need to," said Antwerp coach Scott McMichael.
"Kind of similar to last night, we came out slow and we had to get use to the tempo of the game. I thought our kids battled and it was the same thing we did last night. It was a barn-burner game - the ball went our way sometimes and sometimes the ball bounced their way. In the overtime we just found a way to make some shots and kids that were struggling found a way to step up and make some shots," said Lancers coach Brett Hammons.
With the win, the Lancers improve to 5-10 on the year. The Archers drop to 7-6 on the year after then loss.
Lincolnview (FG, FT, 3PT)
Nick Leeth 05 0-0 0-1 0, Kade Carey 3-4 4-8 0-2 10, Angelo Kathalenas 1-1 0-0 0-0 2, Kyle Williams 5-9 6-7 0-3 16, Logan Miller 0-2 2-2 0-0 2, Mark Evans 1-2 0-1 0-2 2, Justis Dowdy 4-7 2-4 0-2 10, Conner McCleery 0-4 1-2 0-0 1, Brooks Ludwig 0-3 0-1 0-0 0, Totals: 14-37, 15-23, 0-10, 43
Antwerp (FG, FT, 3PT)
Kaden Brumett 2-2 2-2 3-4 15, Derek Smalley 1-3 2-2 1-7 7, Andy Coleman 2-6 0-0 0-1 4, Trenton Copsey 3-4 2-4 0-0 8, Colton Stout 1-4 0-0 0-0 2, Noah Ganger 2-6 0-0 0-0 4, Garret Jones 0-1 0-0 0-0 0, Totals: 11-26, 6-8, 4-12, 40