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North Crawford boys basketball beats Kickapoo in overtime
Daymian Mack leads over Kickapoo
North Crawford’s Daymian Mack (5) looks to cut off Seneca’s Tyson Sparks on a fast break drive to basket in the waning minutes of the game played Tuesday, Jan. 7. Despite the best efforts of Mack and his Trojan teammates, it was Seneca’s night as the Indians easily beat the Trojans 49-23. However, a week later it was Mack and the Trojans who shocked the Kickapoo Panthers in overtime with Mack hitting the game winner.

NORTH CRAWFORD - The North Crawford boys basketball team returned to their winning ways, when the Trojans won in overtime 68-66 on a buzzer beater by Daymian Mack.

With 20 seconds left in the game Stephen Munson hit a pair of free throws to give the Trojans a 59-56 lead. Kickapoo’s Spencer Vanek responded with a three-pointer with five seconds left to send the game into overtime.

In the overtime session, sophomore Stephen Munson led the way for the Trojans scoring seven points in overtime including a three-pointer to give the Trojans the lead with 35 seconds to go. 

However, Kickapoo responded again with a three-pointer by Senior Owen Cauffman that tied the game at 66-66. 

On the final possession, senior Tayler Perry took the ball to the hoop and missed the go-ahead lay-up. However, Perry got his own rebound and had the presence of mind to pass it to Daymian Mack who hit a 15-footer for the win.

“Both teams deserved to win that game tonight, Kickapoo is a heck of team and they have a great coach” Trojan coach Chris Wettstein said later. “Players from both teams made some terrific plays, we were fortunate to make one more than them.”

“I am very proud of the resiliency our guys showed tonight. After giving up an 11-point lead and getting down by as many as seven, our guys could have packed it in. I think that is a credit to the guys we have in the locker room and how much they want to win.”

The Trojans were (10-3, 5-1 in conference and in second place) going into a game against the conference-leading Wauzeka-Steuben Hornets on Tuesday, Jan. 21.