The Fishers JV Boys Basketball team lost another heartbreaker on Thursday night to HCC rival Westfield in OT by a final score of 48-46.
The Tigers got off to a great start taking the lead on the first possession and they would not relinquish that lead even once over the next 3 quarters nearly going wire to wire for a big and much needed HCC Conference road victory. As was the case throughout the entire game Fishers could simply not find a way to finish the host Shamrocks off for good multiple times pushing their lead to 6-8 points before Westfield would claw right back narrowing the lead to a mere possession even after the Tigers took a 29-20 advantage and all the momentum into the 4th and final quarter of play. The Shamrocks took advantage of 5 untimely Fisher’s turnovers in the final period which they were able to capitalize on to slowly chip away at the deficit before eventually finding themselves down just 2 at 37-35 after the last of those said turnovers and with only 20 seconds on the clock they pushed it down the court, their first shot bouncing out and off the front edge of the rim right into the waiting hands of a Westfield player whom would put the ball up and in as time expired sending the game into OT at 37-37. In the extra period, the Shamrocks carried their momentum over quickly taking a 4 point lead before Fishers would fight back once more knitting things up again at 45-45 all on a Max Wuensch 3-pointer with 50 seconds left but a defensive breakdown on the ensuing possession would be all she wrote as Westfield hung on to win 48-46 in OT moving the Tigers to 9-8 on the season and 2-4 in HCC Conference play with just 5 games to play. Spearheading the Fishers attack was Freshman phenom Charlie Smith with 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 steals followed by Isaac Bowman with 10 points, and fellow Sophomore Max Wuensch adding 8 points respectively.
Fishers heads on the road again this weekend when they travel North up I69 to take on Ft. Wayne Snider in a Saturday afternoon matinee with tip-off at 12:00 noon.