Evergreen Stages Furious Comeback to Defeat Edon in Boys Basketball
The Evergreen Vikings found themselves down 13 points, 31-18 with approximately 1:15 left in the third quarter then outscored the Edon Bombers 16-0 the rest of the way to walk off their home floor with a stunning come-from-behind 34-31 victory. Poor shooting and rebounding through much of the game saw the Vikings fall behind early, trailing twice by double digits in the first half before rallying back to 21-16 when the buzzer sounded.
The Bombers quickly doubled their five-point lead early in the third quarter and eventually extended it to 13 as the Viking’s offense continued to struggle. Finally, RJ Shunck drained a three-pointer from the corner to pull Evergreen within 10 points to start the fourth quarter. The final frame was complete Viking domination as they clawed their way back, eventually taking the lead 32-31 on a triple from Brock Hudik with 1:37 remaining in the game.
After two missed Edon foul shots, Evan Lumbrezer drove to the basket and was fouled in the act of shooting with 26.1 seconds left. Lumbrezer hit both free throws to give Evergreen a three-point margin and the Vikes’ defense survived several final shots for the thrilling 34-31 comeback win.
Ethan Loeffler and Evan Lumbrezer led Evergreen with 11 points each and Shunck added five. Drew Gallehue scored 11 points for the Bombers. Cassius Hulbert had seven points and Dawson Kiess tacked on six. With the non-league win, the Vikings improve to 13-3 on the season.
Photo: Ethan Lumbrezer (3) is fouled by Cassius Hulbert in the final seconds of the Evergreen win.