Swanton Recovers in Fourth Quarter to Defeat Evergreen
After putting up 21 points in the second quarter to take a 31-19 halftime lead, the Swanton Bulldogs were held scoreless in the third quarter, allowing the Evergreen Vikings to pull within three at 31-28. The Vikings would eventually tie the game at 35-35 with 5:47 left in the contest before the visiting Bulldogs would regroup and outscore Evergreen 17-9 the rest of the way to win the non-league boys basketball game 52-44. Drew Smigelski’s short bank shot early in the fourth was Swanton’s first points of the second half and stopped a 10-0 run by the Vikings. He would later bury a clutch three-pointer, helping to fuel the Bulldog comeback. Both Cole Mitchey and Kayden Davis ignited the Swanton crowd with slam dunks in the final quarter.
More than half of Evergreen’s offense came from the hot shooting of Eli Kiefer who led all scorers with 26 points with 11 coming on 14 free throw attempts. Kiefer scored 15 points in the second half including nine in the fourth quarter to keep the Vikings close.
Swanton: 10-21-0-21 = 52 Cole Mitchey-16, Luc Borojevich-13, Hayden Callicotte-9, Drew Smigelski-7, Kayden Davis-5, Charlie Wood-2
Evergreen: 9-10-9-16 = 44 Eli Kiefer-26, Drew Gillen-7, Ryder Hudik-4, Walter Lumbrezer-4, Blade Walker-2
Photo: Kayden Davis with a late-game slam dunk.
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