“They had a point guard (Teeter) we had trouble containing and we couldn’t throw it in the ocean, but a lot of that was them,” he continued.
Teeter, a left-hander, scored 17 points as WG opened a 41-18 first-half lead.
“He’s a very good player,” said Knight, whose fifth-seeded team finished the season at 15-5. “We had trouble keeping him in front of us.”
Quinn Barnhart had 10 points to lead the Spartans, who earned their second straight Midstate Athletic Conference title with an overtime win over Sidney last Saturday. Tyler Butler and Phil Youngs finished with nine and eight points, respectively.
“Butler, Barnhart and Youngs have been with me for three years,” Knight said. “I’ve seen them grow over the years. It’s been a good run for those guys.”
CLASS D BOYS BASKETBALL
Edmeston 51, Gilboa 44
Apparently, Edmeston didn’t get the memo that 14th-seeded teams aren’t supposed to win twice in sectionals.
As the last of the teams to qualify for the Section Four Class D tournament, the Panthers pulled their second straight upset Saturday at 11th-seeded Gilboa.
“I keep telling my kids we were the last seed in the bracket, so we’re not supposed to win,” said Edmeston coach Darren Belden, whose team opened the tournament by surprising third-seeded Richfield Springs, 51-48. “We have no pressure. We’re the underdog.”
Clayton Hawes had 15 point to lead four Edmeston players who scored at least nine points. Logan Vibbard had 14 points, Nick DeVries had 10, and Brandon Fallon contributed nine points and eight rebounds.
“We don’t care who scores as long as our score is highest,” Belden said of his team’s balance. “It’s hard to tell who’ll be the highest scorer for us, so teams really can’t key on one guy against us.”