Evergreen Survives Delta Comeback to Capture NWOAL Road Win


The Evergreen Vikings took, what appeared to be, a comfortable 26-14 lead over Delta into the locker room at halftime, only to see the Panthers score the first 12 points of the second half to tie the game before the Vikings rallied back for a 40-35 NWOAL boys basketball road victory.  Eli Keifer scored 15 of his game high 18 points in the first half to give Evergreen a 15-point advantage late in the second quarter, but a three-point Delta basket as the half ended started a 15-0 Panther run to even the score towards the end of the third.  The Delta defense shut down Keifer in the second half, holding him to just three made free throws, but Tyson Woodring stepped up for Evergreen scoring six of his eight points to hold off the charging Panthers in their league’s season opening game.

Evergreen:  12-14-7-7 = 40   Eli Keifer (18), Tyson Woodring (8), Drew Gillen (7), Riley Dunbar (4), Ryder Hudik (3)

Delta:  2-12-14-7 = 35   Bryce Gillen (10), Nolan Risner (10), James Ruple (8), Justin Ruple (3), Jude Gibbons (2), Bryan Knapp (2)

Click on the link above to access photos from the game. Photos are in the jpeg format to allow for editing and can be downloaded for NO CHARGE courtesy of the fultoncountymedia.com website.

Photo: Eli Keifer drives to the basket against Bryce Gillen for two of his 18 points.

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