Boys 8th Grade Basketball B Squad · Boys 8th Grade Basketball B Squad comes from behind to beat DeWitt Middle School 51 – 46

51 Ionia High School
46 DeWitt Middle School
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2 10   18
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The Ionia Bulldogs travelled to Dewitt to take on the Panthers. It was another come from behind victory for the Bulldogs. The team struggled in the first half to get a rhythm and fell behind 17-24. The Bulldogs focus for the second half was taking care of the ball and playing hard. The Panthers continued to out hustle the Bulldogs and at the end of the third Ionia was down 24-35. The Bulldogs finally started to play hard. The fourth quarter saw Ionia cut into the lead with great aggressive full court pressure. The offense was sparked because of the defense. Ionia came all the way back to tie it in the fourth with a couple minutes left. The lead changed hands a couple of times but the Bulldogs were able to take the lead with clutch free throws from Ryan Barna and Brett Peterson. Final score 51-46. Leading scorers were Mile Gregory with 13 points and Ryan Barna with 12. Other scorers were Brett Peterson 6, Garrett Lee 6, Devon Reyes 5, Chase Holford 4, Colter Clark 3 and Ethan Bown 2. Next game is home on Wednesday against St. Johns.