McLeod Carries Wauseon Over Swanton in Boys JV Basketball

Elijah McLeod scored 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead basket with five seconds left in the game, to lead the Wauseon Indians to a 40-37 road victory over the Swanton Bulldogs in a boys Junior Varsity basketball game.

The game was a tight defensive struggle in the first two quarters with Wauseon taking 12-9 lead into the locker room at halftime.  Both offenses began to click in the second half as Swanton pulled within one point, 22-21, entering the fourth quarter.  The teams shared the lead several times in the final frame with Drew Smigelski hitting a shot from behind the arc and going four for four at the free throw line to keep the Bulldogs close.

Charlie Wood scored on a layup to give Swanton a 37-36 advantage before McLeod gave Wauseon back the lead then hit two foul shots to make the final score 40-37.

McLeod’s 14 points led Wauseon while Trey Parsons scored nine and Jack Leatherman added six.  Smigelski topped all scorers with 18 points including three triples.  Wood added nine points and Keyon Johnson-Couch scored eight.

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