Tie game with 5:30 left
|WHN's Carter Thiel scored from the right block at this juncture with 5:30 left in the game...making it 47-47.|
Here the Jaguars played great defense...Nick Benton posted up in text book fashion to defend the shot...but Thiel drained it and tied the game at 47-47. B-B-E had a 46-39 lead with 8 minutes left but then faded.
I am still scratching my head. The Jaguars withstood some incredibly tough, physical defensive pressure of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted only 9 days earlier and won 70-50. HL-W-W, the conference runner-up, is playing for a sub-section championship in Class AA. I am almost second-guessing myself on some of my earlier rantings...the Jaguars were tough enough in all aspects of the game or they wouldn't have gone 25-1 against their schedule...they simply weren't tough enough on Saturday night.
(Recall the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta win in early December...that was a TOUGH game and the Jaguars withstood the challenge by an all-senior Tigers lineup.)