12/4/2012 10:02:00 AM Bosco basketball begins with a split
SILVERTON — The girls basketball program at St. John Bosco High School began in thrilling fashion as the girls fought back from a 9-1 halftime deficit to win going away 29-17 versus the Oregon School for the Deaf. It was the first girls basketball game in the history of the school. Heidi Moore led all scorers for the visiting Knights with 17 points and Megan Crowell and Maggie Poynter each added 4.
The Knights scored just a free throw, by Moore, in the first half but rallied and outscored their opponent 26-8 in the second half.
The boys from St. John Bosco overcame a 16-point deficit late in the third quarter and staged a furious rally to tie the score 42-42 to send the game into overtime versus the Oregon School for the Deaf. Malcom Harris of the OSD Panthers, led all scorers with 31, but it was the courageous effort of the Knights who went on a 17-2 run in the fourth quarter, led by Cody Bartholomew and Mickey Walker, that will be remembered. Bartholomew and Walker scored 18 points and 15 points respectively.
The Panthers ended up squeaking out a win in OT by the score of 50-48 for the hard fought victory.