Blue Devils edge Mount Union in overtime


Stephanie Wyland

The Blue Devils draw up a defensive plan for the final two seconds against Mount Union.

Colin McCaulley, Sports Writer

Tuesday night the Bellwood-Antis Blue Devils traveled out to Mount Union to take on the Trojans in an I.C.C. match-up that came down to the wire.

The Blue Devils pulled it out 65-64 in overtime, but not before the Trojans missed two point blank shots under the hoop with just seconds left.

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Trent Walker led B-A with 27 points.

With 40 seconds left in regulation Tanner Worthing brought  the ball up the floor down by three. There would be two fouls before Bellwood-Antis ran an inbounds play from under the hoop that found Walker hitting a three with a hand in his face and draining the tying basket. It went in the extra period tied 52-52.

Overtime was a back and forth affair that had the Blue Devils up by one point late with the Trojans inbounding from under their own basket with 2 seconds to play. They would miss a wide open layup followed by a put back attempt, which was snatched from the air by Worthing.

Worthing finished with 16 points for B-A, which struggled to find answers for Trojan guard Mykeal Smith, who scored 35 points.

The Blue Devils improved to 13-4.