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Boys Basketball v. Tangy
The boys basketball team had a big win on Friday against rival Olentangy.
They kicked off the game with a 13-0 lead. The first quarter ended 13-2, Orange on top.
The Braves battled back and narrowed the lead to 6 points. The half completed with a score of 24-18, Pioneer lead.
Orange started the second half on fire, but so did Braves sophomore Sean Marks.
Both teams made no mistake shooting, and capitalizing on three point shots. The third quarter ended 47-38, Orange still with the lead.
Thanks to the Pioneers 13-0 start, the Braves never had a lead in the game.
In the final minutes, both teams battled to an exciting finish. Orange stole the win with a score of 59-55.
The Pioneers look forward to a rematch against Olentangy on Feb. 10th at home. Make sure to be there to support!
Boys Basketball v. New Albany
On Saturday Jan. 21, the boy’s basketball team took on former division rivals New Albany in a big time game. Orange struggled to get the ball to fall all night; a late comeback fell short with the final being 47-38.
Both teams struggled throughout the first half to score but were only down 16-14 at the break. New Albany caught fire in the third and pulled ahead by 14, but in the fourth senior Zach Stablien took over with 14 points and tried to rally a comeback that fell short in the end.
“I knew that if we wanted to have a chance to win the game, I would have to step up and hit big shots. So I came into the fourth quarter with the confidence shooting the ball and that allowed me to make big shots, although we fell short in the end,” Stablien said.