Meigs Survives Close Contest

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Down 45-43 with the clock ticking into the teens, Logan Elm’s Ridge Young put in a shot and tied the game with 13 seconds remaining. Meigs had one shot to win and without Luke Musser, Kaileb Sheets was the man.

With less than three seconds left in the game, Sheets put up his shot and gave the Marauders the 47-45 lead. A final shot by Braves just missed the rim and the Marauders escaped with a 47-45 win.

Sheets finished with 14 points and six rebounds. While Young’s 23 points and three steals carried the Braves.

Logan Elm and Meigs had gone back and forth, but the Braves had the 22-21 lead at halftime.  Luke Musser stoodout, keeping Meigs in the game with his 11 first-half points. Musser scored all nine of Meigs’ second quarter points.

Both teams made runs, but the game was never out of reach.  With slightly under four minutes left in the game, Logan Elm took a slight 40-39 lead. Meigs’ Colton Lilly was fouled with 3:24 remaining. Lilly, who had missed his only other free throw attempt, went to the line. Lilly nailed both shots to give the Marauders an edge to carry out the game on top.

However shortly after, Meigs received a shock. Going up for a rebound, Musser fell to the ground, clutching his leg. Musser, who led Meigs with 17 points, left and didn’t return. The Marauders would have to play without their leading scorer.

Meigs, the No. 4 seed in the bracket, advance to take on top seeded Fairfield Union on Saturday at Logan High School.