Boys Varsity Basketball · Trojans Run Out of Time vs. Wildcats

61 Homer-Center
55 Derry Area High School
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Homer-Center vs Derry Area High School
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2 17   18
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Homer-Center started the Trojans Senior Night on a 9-0 run and eventually a 15-2 lead before Derry Area started to chip away to get back in the game to close the gap at 36-27 at the half.
Despite a dismal night of shooting from the field (22-62) & 7-13 from the line, the Trojans made it a two possession game midway through the fourth quarter.
However, only scoring 8 field goals in the second half, HC converted on 8 of 14 free throws (14-23 for the game) to hold off the Trojans for 61-55 win.
Seniors Aidan Bushey & Tanner Nicely scored 13 and 9 points respectively while Sophomore Sam Jones scored 12 points in the paint while collecting 6 rebounds.
Grant Gearhart led HC with 20 points & Nick Sardone scored 18.
Homer-Center will battle Ligonier in the Heritage Conference Championship on Friday at IUP’s KCAC. Derry Area is off until the first round of the WPIAL Playoffs as they wait to see who their opponent is at the WPIAL Playoff Pairing Meeting on Tuesday at the Greentree Marriott.