|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)
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.