Orabs Outlast Wildcats in OT

Date posted - February 18, 2016

Sheldon Orabs 2Hull, Iowa — The West Lyon Wildcats and Sheldon Orabs went head to head in a Boys Class 2A District 2 semifinal Thursday night in Hull. The contest went to Sheldon in an overtime thriller 58-53.

The opening quarter was lead by the Orabs the whole way, who jumped out to a 12-4 lead by the quarter’s end. By the midway point, Sheldon would push the score to 24-10. After three quarters of play, West Lyon would cut the Orab lead to five. Heading into the final quarter, it was 36-31 Orabs. The Wildcats would tie it up at 44’s with less than 2 minutes to go. Kyle Boerhave would answer quickly to give the Orabs a slim two point lead. Isaac Heyer would hit 2 free throws to tie the game at 46-46 with less than a minute to go. With neither team able to hit the game winning shot in regulation and the contest went into overtime. In the extra period, Sheldon would hit key free throws in the last minute to put the game out of range and come away on top 58-53.

Sheldon had 3 players in double figures. Devon Johnson had a team high 12 points, along with Jaden Kleinhesselink and Kyle Boerhave adding 11 points each. West Lyon received a game high 15 points from Jaden Snyder, and 10 points from Isaac Heyer.

Sheldon improves to 11-11 on the season. West Lyon ends the year at 10-13.

Sheldon moves onto the Class 2A District 2 final against Western Christian Tuesday night at 7:00 pm. The game will be played at the West Lyon Gym.

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