Craig boys basketball team loses OT game

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Gazette staff
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Beloit Memorial held the ball for the final 1 minutes of overtime to set up a game-winning shot.

The plan worked to perfection.

John Rodriguez took a pass and hit the game-winning layup with two seconds left in overtime to give the Purple Knights a 49-47 victory over visiting Janesville Craig in Big Eight Conference boys basketball action Saturday night.

The Cougars fell to 2-4 in league play, while the Purple Knights improved to 2-4.

The game was tied at 44-all at the end of regulation. It was tied at 47 when Beloit took possession with about 1:30 left. Despite Craig’s defensive pressure, Beloit maintained possession until the final shot.

“We didn’t shoot the ball as well as we normally do,” said Craig coach Ben McCormick. “(Beloit) just made a nice pass for that layup.”

Blake McCann led the Cougars with 18 points. Jacob Ngobi added 16.


Craig (47)—McCann, 8-0-18; Huml, 1-0-3; Bertagnoli, 2-0-4; Ngobi, 6-2-16; Glissendorf, 0-1-1; Ronde, 2-1-5. Totals: 19-4-47.

Beloit (49)—Fair, 6-3-17; Rodriguez, 2-0-4; Chandler, 2-0-4; Freeman, 1-0-2; Ringer, 4-0-8; Payne, 2-0-4; Cook, 0-1-1; Floyd, 2-0-4. Totals: 19-4-49.

Craig 23 21 3—47

Beloit 25 19 5—49

Three-point goals—Craig 5 (McCann 2, Ngobi 2, Huml), Beloit 2 (Fair 2).

Last updated: 11:38 pm Saturday, December 16, 2017

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