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Nokomis Sweeps the Season Series With Messalonskee Boy’s Basketball

 Nokomis Beats Messalonskee 55-52 (sweeps the season series)
Messo led 15-6 after the 1st quarter and got their lead up to 18-6 before Nokomis responded with a 16-8 run to close the 2nd quarter.
The Warriors led at 2-0 and didn’t get the lead back until 2 minutes into the 4th quarter when it was 40-38 Warriors, and they never surrendered the lead again.
With 50 seconds left, after a Merrick Smith putback, the Eagles trailed 51-50 when the Nokomis bench received a technical foul. Jacob Moody missed both free throws and then traveled on the ensuing possession. Messalonskee received a technical while trailing 53-52 for calling a timeout when they had none and Alex Grant hit the two free throws.
Nokomis
#10 Dawson Townsend 18 points (13 in the 2nd half)
#20 Seth Bowden 13 points
#15 Conner Sides 13 points
Nokomis forced 11 Eagles’ turnovers to just 8 of their own.
The Warriors finished 8-9 from the Free Throw Line, all in the 2nd half.
Messalonskee

#11 Merrick Smith game high 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks
#4 Jacob Moody 14 points
#1 Ty Bernier 10 points
Messo outrebounded Nokomis 24-18.
The Eagles finished 6-10 from the Free Throw Line.