Boys 8th Grade Basketball · Boys 8th Grade Basketball Wins Overtime Thriller over Cuyahoga Heights 50 – 46

50 Brooklyn High School
46 Cuyahoga Heights Middle/High School
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1 14   10
2 13   8
3 4   13
4 10   10
OT1 9   5

The Brooklyn Boys 8th Grade team (3-1) prevailed in a high-scoring overtime thriller at Cuyahoga Heights, 50-46.

The Hurricanes got off to a quick start to the game with their highest scoring first half of the season. Brooklyn led 14-10 after one quarter and 27-18 at halftime, taking advantage of five first half three pointers.

The Canes end quickly evaporated in the opening minutes third quarter and the game remained tied after the third quarter, 31-31.

Brooklyn opened up an edge early in the fourth quarter, and led by four points with under a minute to play, when a Cuyahoga Heights 5-0 run gave them a 41-40 edge with under 20 seconds to play. Brooklyn’s Santana Sammons went to the foul line with eight seconds remaining and split a pair of free throws which ultimately sent the game to overtime.

The Canes jumped out to a quick five point lead in the overtime session with baskets by Anthony Pytel and Sammons. Cuyahoga Heights pulled within two in the final seconds but Sammons converted a pair of free throws with seven seconds to play to seal the victory.

Seven players scored in the game for Brooklyn, with six players putting up at least five points..