Boys Varsity Basketball · Holly fights back late to earn the 57-55 win @ Flushing

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Flushing jumped out to an early lead Friday night at home against Holly. Everyone seemed to be in on the act as the Raiders witnessed (10) different players etch their names into the scoring column. The lead was 26-18 Flushing at the half. Holly’s Ryan Ortiz (9) total, was able to hit a pair of 3-point baskets in the 2nd quarter to keep the Bronchos in it. The Raiders, however, again outscored the Bronchos 14-12 in the 3rd quarter, and led 40-30 headed into the 4th quarter.

Leading the way for Flushing was Spencer Willman, hitting (6) 3-point baskets in total, and scoring (13) of his game high (19) points in the 2nd half. Flushing led 51-38 when Holly’s Hunter Jackson hit a 3-point basket to cut the lead to 10 with 4:48 remaining. Holly’s defense, supported by multiple blocked shots and rebounds by Dylan Hignite, picked up intensity and continued to cut away at the lead. With 1:00 remaining, Holly’s Jacob Welch hit a 3-point basket to tie the game at 51. Following a Raider missed shot, Holly’s Danny Mathews connected on (2) of his (15) total points and gave the Bronchos their first lead of the game, 53-51. Flushing converted on 1 of 2 FT’s on their next trip, and cut lead 53-52. With time running low, Holly’s Welch hit yet another jumper to extend the Holly lead 55-52. After a missed shot, Flushing was forced to foul with :06 reaming. Holly’s Ben Gramer hit both FT’s and made the Holly lead 57-52. The Raiders would not go away quietly, and Willman hit yet another 3, and cut the lead to 57-55, but with just 00:01 remaining. Holly was able to inbound and run out the remaining time.

Holly plays @ Lake Fenton on Tuesday 1/14

Scoring Totals

Holly – Mathews (15), Jackson (15) Ortiz (9), Welch (9), Gramer (5), Hignite (4)

Flushing – Willman (19), Henson (6), Pierce (6), Schilling (6), McCombs (5), Scott (3), Trevino (3), Lucker (3), Osborn (2), Halloun (2)