Sigourney boys lose heart-breaker in OT

Dustin Haines hit some clutch shots to spur a huge comeback in the fourth quarter of Sigourney's game against Baxter on February 14. The Savages forced overtime against the Bolts but lost a heartbreaker 53-52. Photo courtesy of Kim Moore.

The Sigourney Savages entered postseason play on one of their hottest streaks, having won four of their last five games, all by double-digits. Their run came to an end when they traveled to Montezuma to play Baxter in the first round of the postseason but got edged out 53-52 in overtime.

The Bolts doubled up Sigourney in a sluggish first quarter, taking an early 14-7 lead. Sigourney progressed slightly in the second quarter on offense, while their defense took on the challenge by limiting Baxter to just five points, sending Sigourney into the half, trailing 19-16.

The Savages’ offensive woes persisted into the third quarter by only scoring six points, while Baxter got some more buckets to fall which led to another 13 points to extend their lead 32-22. As inconsistent as the offense had looked through the first three quarters, something started to click in the fourth and they fought their way back by dropping 22 points to tie the game at the end of regulation.

To read the full recap, including coach Mitch Eslick's comments, pick up this weeks' edition of the News-Review.