GRAFTON—The Taylor County Middle School boys basketball team played their final home contest of the 2018-2019 season, last Thursday night, as they hosted the Elkins Hornets.
The contest was by far the best game of the season, and the Knights and Hornets had to go to overtime to decide the winner.
The Knights had their typical slow start to the contest, finding themselves down 18—12, after two quarters of play.
The Knights would then turn things around in the second half, outscoring Elkins 21—15. With the score tied at 33, the two teams would need to meet in an extra quarter to decide the winner.
The overtime was back and forth, with each team only scoring one basket and it was meant to be that the team with the ball last would win the game.
The Knights would be that team, as Jacob Maier would find his way to the basket with less than two seconds left on the clock and scored the game winner for the Knights.
The final score was TCMS 37, Elkins 35.
J. Maier led Coach Jonathan Curran’s Knights with 11 points, followed by JT Veltri with 10.
The remaining points were scored by Isaiah Vanscoy (6), Bryson Bish (6) and Harrison Maier (4).
The JV Knights, coached by Barstel Keener, were also victorious on the night, as they won 34—24.
Isaac Lough led the Knights with 13 points.
The remaining points came from Kenny Humphries (8), Gavin Hess (4), Ben Louzy (4), Garrett Hudson (3) and Layne England (2).
The Knights will be back in action tomorrow night, when they travel to Weston to face Robert L. Bland. The games are scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.