Sometimes the ball bounces your way, and other times the ball doesn’t.
That was the case, as Diller-Odell hung tough with a tall Lourdes Central Catholic squad last Thursday night, but were unable to hit on several shot attempts in the closing minute and suffered a heart-breaking, 33-32 loss in the D1-1 Subdistrict Boys Basketball Tournament final held at Southern High School.
Top seed Lourdes Central Catholic shot out to a quick 6-2 lead behind the three-point shooting of 6’8” Noah Vasa and Hayden Miller.
Second seed Diller-Odell fought back outscoring the Knights, 6-2 to forge an 8-all tie after one quarter.
The Knights got the upperhand in the second quarter outscoring the Griffins, 15-4 to open a 23-12 lead at half.
Sparked by the scoring of Austin Vitosh, Bladen Ahl, Ely Hroch, and Christian McCown, Diller-Odell rallied to cut the Knights’ lead to 32-16 after three quarters of play.