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Bears top Hornets in Winter Classic consolation game

December 12, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

Forestville's boys' basketball team lost an overtime heartbreaker, 67-64, to Frewsburg-Falconer (1-1) Saturday in the consolation final of the Westfield Winter Classic.

With the game tied 64-all the Hornets (0-2) were called for an offensive foul with 10 seconds remaining in the overtime period, and with two seconds left, Mike Wilcox hit the eventual game-winning 3-pointer with one second remaining on the clock.

The Hornets' Dylan Szumigala, who scored 15 of his team-high 17 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, sent the game to the extra period after hitting a game-tying shot from the left wing as time expired.

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Photo by Sean Pecuch
Forestville’s Caleb Makuch going up for a shot against the Frewsburg-Falconer Bears’ Mitchell Carter (14), during the consolation game. Frewsburg-Falconer won the game.

"It was good to see," Forestville head coach Ralph Jackson said of Szumigala's play Saturday afternoon. "Our two leading scorers in the game were juniors. So it was nice to see the younger guys step up."

Szumigala added four steals to his stat line while Jeff Van Vlack added 15 points, Caleb Makuch had a team-high 10 rebounds and added four steals, Wayne Hartloff had nine rebounds and six blocks and Jake Nosbisch had eight assists, including one on Szumigala's game-tying shot.

The Bears jumped out to an 18-9 lead after the first quarter, before heading into the break up 29-22. But the Hornets outscored the Bears 34-27 in the second half to force the game into overtime, where Frewsburg-Falconer outscored Forestville, 11-8, to pick up its first win of the season.

Mitchell Carter led the Bears with a game-high 19 points while adding a game-high 11 rebounds and Josh Nelson added a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Also for Frewsburg-Falconer, Wilcox finished with 12 points in the win while Derek Smith chipped in 10 rebounds, seven assists and six steals.



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