(Adair) Emmitt Wheatley scored 8 of his game high 23 points in overtime as Adair-Casey came from behind to edge rival CAM 52-46. The Bombers trailed for much of the night but put together a 4-0 run late in regulation to force overtime. The OT win gives them a season split with their rivals.
The game was tightly contested from the opening tip with CAM leading the majority of the minutes, but neither team ever having more than a seven point advantage. Michael Holste got CAM off to a good start scoring 12 of the team's first 14 points. Connor Bell got hot in the 2nd quarter, scoring 8 points to help the Cougars out to a 27-21 halftime lead. Adair-Casey cut the gap to three points by the end of the third quarter and eventually took a lead with 2:30 left. The two teams would trade buckets through the rest of regulation and head to overtime tied at 43.
Each offense was slow to get going in the extra session, but Adair-Casey's aggressive defense eventually led to easy points to give them a lead and Wheatley hit his final four free throw attempts to close out the win. After the game Adair-Casey coach Mark Emgarten stated, "Emmitt does a lot of good things...I'm glad he's on my team."
In addition to Wheatley's 23 points, Cole Reha added 14. Holste led CAM with 14 points with Bell adding 12. Tanner Winther was also in double-figures in the win with 10.
The Bombers have won 5 of their last 6 games to go to 6-7 overall. CAM drops to 2-10 overall.
Click here for postgame comments from Adair-Casey coach Mark Emgarten