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WOLF PACK WIN BONUS BALL AFFAIR

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By Adam Paul

WEST HILLS 60, MT. CARMEL 58 (OT)

The Wolf Pack who were coming off of a victory and also a record setting scoring night by Cam Barry looked to continue their winning ways against the Sun Devils in the West Hills tournament.

Things for the Pack got off to a roaring start as they quickly jumped out to a 9-0 lead to start the game. In fact Mount Carmel wouldn’t score their first basket until the 5:45 mark in the first quarter. They would then proceed to go on a 7-0 run to pull within 9-7. Both teams with about 3:30 left would be tied 11-11.

Despite the off shooting of Barry the Pack were able to hang on in the quarter and lead 17-16 as Barry scored 13 points. However things changed for West Hills in the second quarter as the Sun Devils were able to take advantage of their opportunities and also the poor shooting of West Hills and take a 35-26 lead into the break.

West Hills knew they would have to do something right out of the gate to get back into the contest and indeed they did. Right away the Wolf Pack jumped out to a 6-0 run to pull within 35-32 and then they scored again to make it 35-34.They would outscore Mount Carmel 11-5 to only trail 40-37 heading into the fourth quarter.

In the fourth quarter both teams went at it back and forth. West Hills led late but Mount Carmel came back. The Sun Devils had a chance to win but missed the shot so the game was going into overtime all knotted at 53-53.

In the overtime period the Wolf Pack took the lead as Barry sank a three point shot to make it 56-53. The Sun Devils came back and both teams would go back and forth. With about 1:40 left in the period, Barry was called for a foul which was his fifth and eliminating foul. So West Hills was without their leading scorer. Neither team could score and things looked like they would go into double overtime when with a few seconds left Michael Totah found Chris Schroeder open under the basket for a nice swish layup to give the Pack the lead. Mount Carmel had one more chance but was only able to get back up to about the midcourt line where the last second have fell short.

Before fouling out, Barry scored 25 points and both Adam Dillon and Matthew McDonald each scored 9 points.

For his efforts in the tournament Barry was named as an All-Tournament selection.

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