Swanton Outlasts Fayette in Boys Basketball
Two of Fulton County’s best boys’ basketball teams met on Tuesday night when the 9-2 Fayette Eagles out of the Buckeye Border Conference (BBC) hosted the 11-1 Swanton Bulldogs from the Northwest Ohio Athletic League (NWOAL) with the visitors scratching out a tough 51-41 victory. The 10-point margin was in no way indicative of how close the game actually was.
Both squads lived up to their stellar records in the first half with intense defensive play. Swanton held an 8-6 lead after the first quarter but Fayette was able to outscore the Bulldogs 10-6 in the second quarter to put them on top 16-14 at halftime. Down 21-20 early in the third quarter, Swanton went on an 8-0 run and took a tenuous six-point advantage, 29-23, into the fourth.
In the final eight minutes, both offenses, led by Swanton’s Nic Borojevich and Fayette’s Elijah Lerma, came alive with the Bulldogs scoring 22 points and the Eagles keeping pace with 18. Borojevich had 11 of his game-high 25 points and Lerma put up 13 of his 23 team-high points in that last quarter shootout. Fayette had pulled within 35-33 before Swanton was able to take control late in the contest.
In addition to Nic Borojevich’s 25 points, Luc Borojevich scored eight, Sam Betz added seven, Kayden Davis had five, Cole Mitchey had four and Lathan Pawlowicz had two for the Bulldogs.
Scoring for the Eagles, along with Lerma’s 23 points, was Quinn Mitchell, Wyatt Mitchell and Skylar Lester, all with five points and Demetrius Whiteside had three.
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