Boys Varsity Basketball · Eastern pulls out squeaker at the buzzer


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Leading scorer Eli Mavrick of Eastern hit his only shot of the second half with 1.9 seconds to go to give Eastern a 50-48 win over the Norse as a last second half court three from Clayton Tomlinson bounced off the back of the rim.
The Norse trailed by three with 22 seconds to go when Jayden Peas drained a three from the top of the key to tie the game up. However missed free throws in the fourth quarter kept the Norse from pulling away.
Leading the way was Tomlinson with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Peas scored 6 to go with 5 rebounds. Kaleb Krom also scored 6 and tied Tomlinson for rebounding honors with 8. Eli Kroh scored 4 points and added 4 rebounds. Dillon Tomlinson scored 4 points in 11 minutes in his first action in a week. Alex Haupert scored 3 points and had a team high 4 assists. Jake Halderman scored 3 points. Jaxton Peas came off the bench to contribute solid defense and 3 assists.
The Varsity is now 4-8 and have won 2 last second games and dropped 3. They will be back in action on Friday against Whitko in a key TRC match-up where the Norse are currently 3-1.
The JV game was also hotly contested before the host Comets pulled away a 44-40 win.
Tristan Hoffman led the Norse with 10 points. CJ Long scored 9 points, Jaxton Peas scored 7 in his half of play. Kody Stambaugh and Noah Burkhart each scored 5 points and Eric Tracy tossed in four. The JV are now 5-7 and also travel to Whitko for a 615 tip off.