Smigelski’s Scoring Carries Swanton Over Archbold
Swanton’s Drew Smigelski scored four or more points in every quarter and 21 for the game as the Bulldogs slipped past the Archbold Blue Streaks 36-33 in a home boys’ Junior Varsity basketball game. The contest was tight in the first half with the score tied at six after the first quarter and the Streaks holding a one-point lead, 17-16, after the second.
However, in the third quarter, Smigelski knocked down two three-pointers and Keyon Johnson-Couch hit a triple and a deuce as Swanton outscored Archbold 13-4 to lead 29-21 entering the final frame. The Bulldogs maintained the eight-point advantage throughout most of the fourth quarter before the Blue Streaks made a final run but could not get any closer than the three-point final margin.
Smigelski drained four three-point shots as part of his game-high 21 points. Charlie Wood scored eight points, Johnson-Couch added five and Ryan O’Shea had two. Archbold got balanced scoring from Madden Valentine with 10 points, Sonny Phillips with nine, Evan Wendt with seven, Chase Miller with four and Mason Bickel with one.
Pictured: Drew Smigelski about to attempt a free throw.
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