YARMOUTH – After ready six years to beat its nemesis, North Yarmouth Academy had no drawback needing 4 additional minutes to knock off Waynflete in a Western Maine Convention boys’ basketball thriller Wednesday night time at Curtis Gymnasium.
In a sport that featured 11 lead modifications and 9 ties, the Panthers had been unable to safe their first win in opposition to the Flyers since 2017 till senior captain Cal Good blocked Nico Kirby’s shot on the extra time buzzer, which allowed NYA to have a good time a 50-49 victory.
“Each win is an efficient win, however this win is even sweeter,” mentioned NYA Coach Jason Knight.
Waynflete (5-4) appeared to be in management when Kirby made two foul pictures for a 43-39 lead with 2:10 minutes left in regulation, however Nate Oney responded with a 3-pointer. After Matt Adey sank a free throw by Waynflete, Moses Semuhoza’s skinny within the final minute of regulation tied the sport.
Semuhoza had an opportunity to win it on the finish of regulation, however his shot was simply brief.
Two Kirby free throws gave the Flyers their final lead, 47-46, however a runner from Colin Roderick put NYA (4-5) forward to remain and Semuhoza added two foul pictures. Cole Isherwood pulled Waynflete again with a degree, and after Semuhoza missed on the entrance finish of a one-and-one, Kirby had an opportunity to win it, however Good knocked the ball into the nook.
“We knew (Nico) was going to get the ball, we noticed him weaving, and I went up and received it,” Good mentioned. “It is a huge sport for us. We have now a whole lot of motivation.”
Oney led all scorers with 23 factors.
“I simply felt it,” Oney mentioned. “Guys opened me up and I shot properly.”
Good and Semuhoza added 11 factors every for the Panthers.
“We have come near beating them a number of occasions, so the blokes know they will beat this crew and it is good to do it on our dwelling flooring,” Knight mentioned.
Waynflete led Kirby’s 18 factors. Adey completed with 12.
“The children are very upset and I perceive that, however I believe they put in an amazing effort and I am very pleased with them,” mentioned Flyers Coach Wealthy Henry.
“It is an amazing group of men to be with, however we have to be extra constant. We have to get to that constant degree. We’re simply making an attempt to get to the best peak (in February).”
Adey scored seven fast factors to offer Waynflete an early lead, however the Panthers rallied again to tie the rating, 11-11, after one quarter.
NYA, behind Oney’s scorching 3-point capturing, created a 25-18 benefit at halftime.
The Flyers then roared again within the third quarter, briefly regaining the lead with a 3-pointer by Sam Ribeiro, however a jumper from Good made it 29-28 in favor of NYA going into the fourth.
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