(updated: 12:15 a.m.) Bobcat boys take down Northview 73-71 in triple overtime (01-31-14)


SYLVANIA — In a game in which both teams showed outstanding resiliency, the Bowling Green Bobcat boys
prevailed over Northview, 73-71, in three overtimes Friday.
‘‘We know we have great kids, that just want to get better, and will just keep playing hard. You just
have give them all the credit,’’ BG head coach Mark Malinowski said.
LaMonta´ Stone scored 38 points for the Bobcats, but it was contributions from Cam Carsey, Jackson
Stewart, and Aiden Markey in the final overtime that helped secure the win.
‘‘Anyone watching the game, had to feel it was a team effort,’’ Malinowski said. ‘‘We did seem to have a
lot of guys getting involved.
‘‘He (Stone) showed a lot of heart tonight,’’ Malinowski added. ‘‘I’m just real proud of his effort, as
well as the whole team.’’
Stone played all 44 minutes in the game, making 14 field goals, including three 3-pointers, and adding
seven free throws.
‘‘It’s a good tired,’’ Stone said. ‘‘I was just thinking the whole time that I want us to win this game,
so I did whatever it took.’’
Northview took a quick 65-62 lead in the final overtime, but Carsey’s three-point play tied the game with
3:07 remaining.
The teams then traded baskets off offensive rebounds with Stewart scoring for the Bobcats and Jacob Genot
matching Stewart for the Wildcats.
Markey hit a 3-pointer from the left corner with 1:29 left to put the Bobcats up 70-67.
Stone then split a pair of free throws with 28.9 seconds to give BG a 71-67 lead.
Mohamed Afifi nailed a long 3-pointer from the left side with 21.5 seconds left to pull Northview to
within 71-70.
Stewart split a pair of free throws, Adam Downing went 1-of-3 from the line for Northview, and then
Markey closed out the scoring by splitting a pair from the line with 7.7 seconds left.
In the final seconds, Northview got off a 3-pointer and then had a chance off an offensive rebound, but
neither shot fell.
‘‘We are both small teams, so we know we have to play fast, and that’s just how we played,’’ Stone said.

Northview led 15-6 after the first quarter, 22-20 at the half, and 33-31 after three quarters.
In the fourth quarter, Bowling Green held a 44-42 lead with 27.1 seconds left, but Downing made two free
throws with 5.7 seconds left to tie the game. When Stewart’s long 3-point attempt from in front of the
BG bench was short, the overtime extravaganza started.
In the first overtime, Stone hit two 3-pointers with the second one from the top of the key tying the
game at 54 with 1:01 left. Mitchell Gardner blocked a Northview shot with 31.7 seconds left to help
force the second overtime.
The Wildcats held a 60-58 lead with 1:27 left in the second overtime, but Stone made four free throws in
a 10-second span to put BG up 62-60.
Downing then tied the game, forcing the final overtime.
BG’s full-court pressure defense and also a 1-2-2 zone defense, which was just installed this week,
helped the Bobcats.
‘‘Our 33 defense, our full-court, we’ve been working on that, and that was pretty good tonight,’’ Stone
No other Bobcat scored in double figures, but Carsey, Markey and Jackson combined to score 14 points in
the three overtimes.
BG was 22-of-28 (78.6 percent) from the free-throw line, despite shooting a total of only six free throws
in first three quarters. BG was 14-of-17 (82.4 percent) on free throws in the three overtimes.
‘‘It was very special to have my family in the crowd; that meant a lot to me,’’ Malinowski said.
Northview had three players in double figures with Aerin West leading the way with 19 points. The
Wildcats were 21-of-34 (61.7 percent) from the free-throw line.
Bowling Green improved to 3-12 overall and 2-7 in the Northern Lakes League. Northview is 5-11, 3-7.
Northview won the junior varsity game, 52-50. Aaron Donaldson scored 16 points for the Bobcats.
Walker, 2-2—6; Hinton, 0-1-4—7; Stone, 11-3-7—38; Gardner, 2-0—4; Carsey, 1-3—5; Stewart, 2-5—9; Ludwig,
0-0—0; Markey, 0-1-1—4; Riggs, 0-0—0. TOTALS: 18-5-22—73.
Downing, 4-1-7—18; Afifi, 2-2-2—12; West, 5-1-6—19; Wendt, 0-1—1; Bishop, 1-3—5; Rodgers, 0-0—0; Sample,
2-0—4; Moebius, 1-2—4; Genot, 4-0—8. TOTALS: 19-4-21—71.
BGHS 6 14 11 13 10 8 11 —73
NORTHVIEW 15 7 11 11 10 8 9 —71
Junior varsity: Northview, 52-50.

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