Beat Blackstone-Millville earlier in the week
By Steev Riccardo
WEBSTER - The Douglas Tigers took advantage of missed free throws in a foul-filled game and beat the Bartlett Indians 65-63 in a huge upset win on Sunday, January 20.
Things got off to a great start for the Indians with senior co-captain Akeem Belnavis scoring 13 first quarter points, including three 3-pointers, to help his team open a 20-10 lead.
Junior forward Alex Givins-Perry took over where Belnavis left off in the second quarter, leading the Indians with 15 points as the Indians put together what looked like a solid thirteen point 37-24 half-time lead.
Although the Tigers outscored the Indians 14-10 in the third quarter, it still looked like the Indians were in good shape with a 47-38 lead heading into the final quarter.
Unfortunately for the Indians, the referees could not stop blowing their whistles and fouls started to pile up in a game that saw three Indians players (Belnavis, Neil Flanigan, Evan Anderson) foul out. This worked heavily in the Tigers' favor as they started cutting into the lead and took their first lead of the game with only 1:30 left.
It was a remarkable turn of events and even though the Indians had their chances to win the game, they missed a bunch of free throws down the stretch and suffered a loss to a team they should have beaten.
Givins-Perry led all scorers with 25 points, while Belnavis finished with 15, 13 of those in the first quarter, before fouling out in the final minute.
The loss moved the Indians to 9-3 and gave the Tigers new life at 4-7.
The Bartlett jayvees improved to 9-3 with a win 81-54. Jacob Simonis led the Indians with 15 points, while Anthony Grzembski had 14 and the Justin “The Machine” Speights finished with 12 points.
Indians topple Blackstone-Millville 66-56
Belnavis scored 21 points and sophomore center Jacob Mailloux added 16 in the Indians' 66-56 win over Blackstone-Millville on Friday,January 18, in Webster.
Senior co-captain Matt Huberdault also scored 10 points, while Anderson added nine points and senior guard Nick Terranova had one of his best outing of the season with eight points in the win.
The Indians play Leicester on Friday, January 25, and Auburn on Monday, January 28, both at home.
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