Wild 57-56 loss for Rams at Winterset

February 11, 2018 6:50 am

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A wild 58-57 non-conference boys’ basketball loss for Greene County at Winterset ended the Rams’ regular season at 11 wins and 10 losses. Winterset, the Raccoon River Activities Conference runner-up to Carroll, improved to 15-5.

According to Greene County head coach Chris Nelson, here’s how the hectic last few seconds unfolded. Tied at 54-54, sophomore Easton Darling made a three-pointer to put the Huskies up, 57-54 with eight seconds remaining. Rams’ junior Lance Hughes was fouled before the Rams could try a three. He made both free throws to make it 57-56. The Rams fouled Justin Henry, who was called for an intentional foul for shoving a Greene County player. Henry makes one of two foul shots for a 58-56 margin. Greene County sophomore Carter Morton made one of two free throws for 58-57. The Rams got the ball back with 2.1 seconds remaining because Winterset’s foul was of the intentional variety. The Ram coach said a scramble for the ball on the inbounds pass ended up with a Huskies player laying on the ball out of bounds as time ran out.

Coach Nelson said his team played well. Hughes led the way with 17 points, followed by senior Wade Adcock with 13 and junior Trey Hinote at 11.

Darling had 22 for Winterset and Justin Henry added 16. Winterset was 18 of 38 from the floor and six of 15 from three-point range. They made 16 of 24 foul shots.

Greene County goes to Woodward tomorrow to face Panorama (6-15) in a Class 2A first round District 15 contest at 6:30 p.m. that can be heard on KG98 and streamed on www.raccoonvalleyradio.com. The winner faces Des Moines Christian on the Lions’ home court in Urbandale on Feb. 15 at 8 p.m.

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