Tinora 43 Edgerton 38

EDGERTON – In the GMC opener for both teams at Edgerton, the Rams jumped out to a quick 8-1 lead, six of those courtesy of Luke Harris. Edgerton would rally, eventually tie the game at 8-8 with 90 seconds remaining in the initial quarter.
Tinora’s Harris would give the Rams an 11-8 lead, scoring nine in the first quarter.

The Bulldog defense would shut Harris down in the second quarter, Harris would go scoreless. Aiden Rittenhouse would pick up some of the load, scoring seven in the half, Owen Ackerman threw in four for Tinora.
Tinora would lead 16-10 midway through the second, the host Bulldogs would rally late, tying the game at 20-20 at the half.

Edgerton’s Corey Everetts led Edgerton with seven first half points.

In a very physical third quarter for both teams, the Rams would lead Edgerton 32-27.

In a thrilling, action packed fourth quarter, Tinora would grab a 36-29 lead midway through the final stanza. The Bulldogs would not go away, eventually cutting the Rams lead down to 36-31 with 2:30 remaining.

After an Edgerton Corey Everetts drive and score cut the Rams lead to 36-33, things would get interesting over the next 120 seconds, which seemed to take 20 minutes in real time.

After several jump balls, team timeouts, and fouls later, Cole Anders of Tinora stepped to the line, splitting the free throws, giving the Rams a 37-33 lead with 90 seconds on the clock.

Things would get interesting and bizarre all in one, as a made basket by Corey Herman would cut the Rams lead to 37-35 with 55 seconds remaining. On the basket, a foul was called on Edgerton, sending Tinora’s Gavin Eckert to the line for two free throws. After a five-minute discussion, Eckert finally made his way to the charity stripe.

A season ago, Eckert shot 27% from the line, in 2022, Eckert has made 90% of his free throws. Eckert would calmly nail both free thrown, giving Tinora a 39-35 lead with 55 seconds in the contest.

Tinora’s fans and head coach Kris Lymanstal let out a burst of emotion after the Eckert free throws.

After the Rams Eckert fouled out with 35 seconds remaining, Edgerton cut the lead to 39-37 on a pain of free throws by Blue.

Tinora would turn the ball over on their next possession with 20 seconds remaining. In a hast to get the ball down the court, the Bulldogs would turn the ball over with 13 seconds remaining.

After an immediate Edgerton foul, Tinora’s Eli Plassman would step to the line and nail both shots, giving the Rams a 41-37 with 11 seconds left.

Oh, no, we still were not done. Edgerton’s Nathan Swank would be fouled and split the free throws, cutting the deficit down to 41-38 with five seconds in the game.

On the rebound of the Swank miss, Tinora Aiden Rittenhouse would rebound the ball, be fouled, and would nail both free thrown, finally giving the Rams a 43-38 exhausting win.

With the win, Tinora improves to 4-1, 1-0 in GMC play. Tinora will host Liberty Center Saturday, 12/17 in the Tigers season opener.

Edgerton falls to 1-4, 0-1 in GMC. The Bulldogs will host Swanton Saturday night, 12/16.

The Higbea Embroidery player of the game would go to Gavin Eckert, Eckert with six points and another double-digit rebound game. Gavin would hit two clutch free throws as well for the Rams. Great job, Gavin.

TINORA 11 9 12 11 43
EDGERTON 8 11 7 11 38

Harris 20
Rittenhouse 10
Eckert 6
Ackerman 4
Plassman 2
Anders 1

Everetts 12
Swank 7
Herman 6
Krontz 6
Herman 6
Blue 5
Walkup 2

JV – Tinora 40 Edgerton 22
Welling 15 (including a half court shot)

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