Lumbrezer Fuels Evergreen Comeback Win Over MVCDS

With great defensive plays, timely scoring and full-throttle hustle, Evan Lumbrezer showed why he was recently named the NWOAL Player of the Year when he rallied the Evergreen Vikings to a 50-43 come-from-behind victory over the Maumee Valley Country Day School Hawks in a boys DII Sectional Semi-Final game at Springfield High School Wednesday night.

The Vikings jumped out to a lightning-quick 5-0 lead, scoring off the opening tip then adding a three-pointer before 60 seconds had ticked off the clock.  That lead, however, vanished almost as fast as the Hawks began to find the range and went on to outscore the Vikings 14-11 in the first quarter.  Maumee Valley stayed hot in the second quarter and took a 24-19 lead into the halftime break.

Evergreen began their comeback in the second half with Lumbrezer, Ethan Loeffler and RJ Shunk each scoring five points and the Vikings trailed only by one point, 36-35, entering the final quarter.  In the fourth, Lumbrezer took control, scoring 10 of his game-high 20 points and the Evergreen defense shut down the Hawks, outscoring them 15-7 for the win. 

In addition to Lumbrezer’s 20 points, which included eight free throws on nine attempts, Shunk scored 13, Eli Kiefer added eight, Loeffler had seven, and Brock Hudik and Tyler Woodring had one apiece.

The Vikings now take on fellow NWOAL foe Liberty Center Tigers at 7:30 p.m. at Springfield.

Pictured:  Evan Lumbrezer scores in close.

Click on the link above to access photos from the game.

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