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Juniata boys outlasts Halifax in TVL 2OT thriller

A great finish!!

The Juniata boys basketball team  stood victorious Saturday after a marathon 2 Overtime contest versus Halifax.

GG Ortiz and Max Lauver led the Indians with 11 points each.

The win was a total team effort as six players finished with points scored in the contest.

Ward Gainer led the Halifax attack finishing with a game-high 21 points.

Teammate Judah Miller also finished in double figure posting a 16-point effort.

The game was close from the very beginning as Halifax was able to hold onto a 23-19 advantage at the intermission.

Things continued to stay close in the second half as well, but this time it would be the Indians that outscored their opponent by a 17-13 margin as both defenses played tough in the stanzas.

“Both teams played hard we were fortunate enough to come out on top,” said Juniata coach Al Ream.

In the first overtime period, the teams combined for only eight points extending the game.

Ortiz and Lauver score the seven points the team needed while it’s defense allowed only three points, securing the Juniata victory.

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