The Miami Trace Panthers held the lead over the Clinon-Massie Falcons for three and a half quarters Wednesday night but it wasn't enough as the Falcons came out on top 55-54.
The Panthers jumped out to a 13-4 lead on the Falcons in the first quarter behind three 3 point shots from Miami Trace senior Darby Tyree but the Falcons went on an 11-2 run of their own to close out the quarter tied at fifteen. The Panthers then went on a second quarter run scoring ten straight and outscoring Massie 14-7 in the quarter to take 29-22 lead into the half. Miami Trace was 4-11 from behind the arc in the first half and went 0-9 the rest of the game.
The third quarter saw the teams play relatively even but the Falcons outscored the Panthers 13-12 as Trace held the lead going into the fourth quarter 41-35. The Panthers held the lead until the 3:10 mark of the final quarter, from there it was back and forth until the very end. The Panthers had an attempt at a last second shot that but couldn't get the shot off and Clinton-Massie prevailed 55-54.
Miami Trace (5-6) finished the night shooting 19-53 for 36% including 4-20 from three point range for 20% they committed just 10 turnovers and were 11-14 from the free throw line. They were led in scoring by Darby Tyree's 22 points, junior Austin Brown had good game dropping 14 points and Cameron Carter chipped in with 8.
Clinton-Massie (3-1) got a huge night out of both of their big men as junior Thomas Myers scored 21 and senior Trey Uetrecht had 18 points. The Falcons shot 24-60 from the field for 40% including 2-15 from behind the arc for just 13%, they were 4-9 from the charity stripe and committed 14 turnovers.