It was a slow start to the game for both teams as the first points did not come until almost halfway through the first period. The Mustangs were able to grab the first points of the game despite a mix of air balls and short shots from both teams.
Twin Valley’s senior, Lloyd Sarnor, was able to put the Raiders on top at the end of the first with a one point lead over the Mustangs , 6-5.
As both teams began to come alive in the second period, it was the Raiders who showed their control over the court as the Mustangs struggled to keep their passes under control and their shots on point.
Governor Mifflin’s junior, Reid Hoff, pushed the Mustangs into a three point reach of the Raiders within the finals seconds of the second period, sending Twin Valley into the lead at the half 22-19.
The Mustangs did find a lead within the third period before the Raiders took over with a five point lead, finishing the third with a score of 34-29.
The fourth period came alive during the last minute of play as the Mustangs battled for a comeback.
With thirty seconds left, Mifflin senior Austin Peters put the Mustangs within a point of tying the Raiders. As the last seconds ticked away, Governor Mifflin was unable to close the gap as Raiders’ Lloyd Sarnor made both of his foul shots with two seconds left putting Twin Valley on top by five points with a final score of 52-47.
Twin Valley was led by senior David Polisano with a game high of 16 points.
Governor Mifflin drops to 6-13 and will travel to Daniel Boone Tuesday night.
Twin Valley moves to a record of 8-9 and will host Schuylkill Valley Monday night.