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Cross County Sweeps Games At Home

Cross County Sweeps Games At Home
Neil Baker leaves Bayard for Torrington

Cross County pulls out two wins Friday night against Exeter-Milligan on two very close games. The girls squeaked out a win 30-28 It took the boys an extra frame to win pulling out the “W” 48-39 in Overtime.

Courtlyn Schaefer poured in 13 points to lead the Cougars. Erica Stratman was held in check in the first half but scored all of her eight points in the second half to help propel Cross County to the win.

After being down 23-15 in the third quarter, the Timberwolves kicked it to overdrive and outscored Cross County 13-7 in the fourth quarter but fell just a little short in their effort. The Lady T-Wolves were led by Anna Sluka who had eight points. No Exeter-Milligan player reached double figures.

In the boy’s games, the two teams were tied at eight at the end of the first. Cross County led 17-11 at the half but trailed 25-24 at the end of the third as the Timberwolves pesky defense created more opportunities on offense.

With just a few seconds left in regulation, the Cougars get the ball to their long shooter Cael Lundstrom. He doesn’t attempt the three, instead runs in the lane and shoots a floater that doesn’t fall forcing the game to O.T. The Cougars dominated in the extra frame outscoring Exeter-Milligan 14-5.

Cross County was led by Cory Holliger who knocked in 18 points, 16 of those coming in the second half. Exeter-Milligan was led by Jackson Beethe who poured in 15. Max Zeleny had 14 in the losing effort. Both teams have one game left in the regular season. Cross plays host to Friend on Friday, and E-M will host Dorchester.

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