Berks Catholic played West York tonight for the fifth-spot in District III-AAA hoops. With Monday’s win over Lancaster Mennonite, the Saints looked to stay hot for fifth-spot contingency.
West York struck first with an early 2-0 lead over Berks Catholic with 6:20 remaining in the first quarter. The Saints responded, drawing a 1 point lead over the Bulldogs with 4:22 remaining in the quarter. Berks Catholic continued on a run, taking a 13-9 lead with 1:55 left, forcing a West York timeout. After 1, Berks Catholic lead 15-13 over the Bulldogs.
Berks Catholic continued on the assault, tossing up a 17-13 lead over West York with 5:36 remaining in the second quarter. Nana Foulland’s numerous missed attempts required an early reassessment in the quarter. Foulland would sit for a majority of the second. At half, Berks Catholic lead West York, 22-15.
The Bulldogs struck big early in the third quarter and land consecutive three-pointers to draw within 2 points of the Berks Catholic lead. With 5:34 remaining in the quarter, the Saints held a marginal 26-24 lead over West York. However, Foulland began to cash in from underneath, striking for eight points late in the third. The Saints continued to lead after 3, 35-29.
West York surged mid-way through the fourth quarter, pulling within 1 point of the Saint’s lead with 4:19 left. 30 seconds later, the Bulldogs tied 41-41. West York brought the score to 45-42 over Berks Catholic with 1:42 remaining. Berks Catholic dug, taking to score to 47-47 with under a minute remaining. With 6 seconds remaining after Bulldog’s timeout, West York failed to capitalize on an offensive possession and the game headed into overtime.