Thursday, January 11, 2018

Wolcott boys win wild overtime game over Seymour

Wolcott's Mikey Tessarzik tied Wednesday's
game against Seymour at 64 with 1.3 seconds
left in regulation. The Eagles won 76-70 in overtime.
(Copyright, Sports on CT-69, 2016 file)
Wolcott boys basketball needed a win in a big way entering Wednesday night's home game against Seymour.
The Eagles had lost three straight games to Bristol Central, South Windsor and Torrington to drop to 1-4. Wolcott hoped a little home cooking would help it break the losing skid.
Things didn't look good for the Eagles, who trailed 64-61 in the final seconds. That's when senior Mikey Tessarzik played the role of hero.
Tessarzik's 3-pointer with 1.3 ticks on the clock tied the game at 64 and sent it to overtime. Wolcott finally took control of the game in overtime and outscored Seymour 12-6 to claim a 76-70 victory. 
Those three points at the end of regulation were by far the biggest of the 16 that Tessarzik scored in the game. Tessarzik made five 3-pointers in a game full of heroes for the Eagles. Junior Chris Harris went for 28 points, including four 3-pointers. Senior Devin Blier had a big game inside with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Juniors Elmin Redzepagic and Jack Drewry each contributed 10 points. Wolcott and Seymour each made 11 3-pointers in the game.
The game swung wildly in each team's favor. Seymour led 16-12 after one quarter, but Wolcott stormed back for a 35-27 halftime lead after a 23-11 margin in the second quarter. The Wildcats won the third quarter 25-13 to go ahead 52-48 entering the fourth quarter. The Eagles came back 16-12 in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 64 and force overtime.

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