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East Ashtabula- In a riveting clash that will undoubtedly go down in the annals of high school basketball lore, the Edgewood Warriors faced off against the Geneva Eagles in a triple-overtime extravaganza that left fans breathless. The final score of 70-68 in favor of the Geneva Eagles only tells part of the story, as the game unfolded as a gripping narrative of skill, determination, and resilience.

First Three Quarters: A Tightly Contested Affair:

From the opening tip-off, it was clear that both teams came prepared for a battle. The first quarter ended with a deadlock at 10-10, setting the stage for a contest where every possession mattered. The following quarters were no less intense, with each team showcasing their offensive prowess and defensive tenacity.

Overtime Drama: Logan Kray vs. Luke Smith, Round by Round:

As regulation time came to a close with a tied score of 62-62, the game ventured into overtime, signaling the start of a showdown between two standout players. Edgewood’s Logan Kray and Geneva’s Luke Smith took center stage, trading baskets in a mesmerizing display of skill.

Kray, finishing the game with an impressive 24 points, and Smith, leading all scorers with a remarkable 25 points, engaged in a back-and-forth battle that transcended ordinary competition. Their ability to hit clutch shots and keep their teams in the game became the defining narrative of the evening.

The drama unfolded not just in one overtime but stretched into three, with Kray and Smith refusing to let their teams succumb to fatigue or pressure. The gymnasium echoed with cheers and gasps as each possession unfolded, and the two stars traded blows like heavyweight boxers refusing to go down.

Foul Trouble and Player Exodus: The Battle Within the Battle:

The sheer intensity of the contest took its toll on both teams, manifesting in foul trouble that added another layer of complexity to the game. Edgewood’s Jacob Ernst, Mason Thorr, and Brady Andrejack all fouled out in the first overtime, leaving the Warriors shorthanded. Geneva faced similar challenges, with Andrew Oros and Haiden Diemer exiting the game due to fouls during overtime play.

As the benches were tested, and substitutes became unsung heroes, the fate of the game hung in the balance. The final moments of each overtime period became a strategic chess match, with coaches and players making crucial decisions under immense pressure.

Point Totals Tell a Tale of Individual Brilliance:

Edgewood Warriors:

  • Zach Carlton Hull: 10 points
  • Jacob Ernst: 19 points
  • Logan Kray: 24 points
  • Mason Thorr: 15 points

Geneva Eagles:

  • Caden Proy: 7 points
  • Haiden Diemer: 10 points
  • Luke Barbo: 14 points
  • Andrew Oros: 3 points
  • Donny Shymske: 2 points
  • Luke Smith: 25 points
  • Bryce Peet: 9 points

Looking Ahead: Redemption and Challenges Await:

As the final buzzer sounded, signaling the end of a game that will be remembered for years to come, the Edgewood Warriors walked away with a mix of disappointment and pride. Their resilience in the face of adversity hinted at a promising season ahead.

The Warriors (3-1) now turn their attention to a home matchup against  their bitter rival the Lakeside Dragons (2-2) on December 20, 2023, where they aim to bounce back and continue their journey. Meanwhile, the Geneva Eagles (3-2) savor the sweet taste of victory as they brace themselves for a formidable challenge against the undefeated Crestwood Red Devils (5-0) at home on December 18, 2023.

For those fortunate enough to witness this triple-overtime saga, the memories created on the court will endure, a testament to the unpredictable and captivating nature of high school basketball.