Feb 13, 2020
SPEEDWAY – The Western Boone offense is clicking right now.
That was evident again Thursday night when they scored 81 points and had four players in double figures against Speedway.
But the other end of the court hasn’t been nearly as friendly. The Sparkplugs shot 54.9% from the field, scored nearly 40 points better than their season average and topped Western Boone 83-81 in overtime.
The Stars used a fourth-quarter comeback to force overtime and give themselves a chance to win.
Down five at the start of the quarter, Jonathan McAtee had back-to-back baskets to start a 7-2 spurt, which allowed the Stars to tie the game on a 3-pointer by Cortez Stoudemire with 6:32 to go.
Spencer Wright hit a 3 with 3:00 to go to give Western Boone its first lead since the first half at 62-61, but Speedway countered with a 7-0 run to lead 68-62 with 1:01 to play.
Wright hit a 3 eight seconds later, then stole the in-bounds pass and laid it in to bring the Stars within 68-67.
Speedway hit two free throws with 41.3 to go, but Connor Hole tied the game with 13.7 seconds left and Speedway’s game-winning shot attempt in the final seconds went awry.
Wright led the team with 24 points, with Stoudemire adding 17.
But the better news for the Stars was getting 12 from both McAtee and Hole.