(February 20th, 2015) – PETTISVILLE: While Pettisville got off to an early lead against their visitors from Fayette, they still needed an high scoring fourth quarter comeback to win the pivotal Buckeye Border Conference match-up.
The Blackbirds earned the hard victory 49-44.
Pettisville got off to a strong beginning, taking a 15-8 lead by the end of the first quarter. Fayette clawed their way back into the game, however, with a 12-7 second period effort. At the half, the Blackbird boys clung to a 3 point lead, 23-20.
Then disaster struck for the home team. The Eagle defense played at a high level, limiting Pettisville to just 5 points in the third quarter. Fayette, on the other hand, managed 12 points, giving them a 4 point lead at the start of the fourth quarter. But the Blackbird boys would not by denied, racking up 21 points in that final stanza to top Fayette’s 12. This allowed them to savor the 5 point win.
Tate Kauffman led all scorers with 17 points, giving Pettisville the boost they needed to comeback. Noah Miller tacked on 14 more points to the Blackbird total as well.
Jared Seiler led a strong Fayette effort with 11 points. Junior Tristan Bates added 10 points in the loss. Teammate Alec Bost contributed 9 points to the Eagle effort.