By Jason Wesseldyk
WATERVLIET—Four players scored eight or more points for Saugatuck in its SAC showdown with Watervliet on Friday, Jan. 11, led by 17 from Brad Dunn.
That balanced attack wasn’t enough, however, as the Indians suffered the 55-50 loss.
Down by double digits in the fourth quarter, Saugatuck rallied to narrow the gap to 55-50 with 17 seconds remaining, but was unable to complete the comeback.
“All night long it seemed to be one step forward and two steps back for us,” Saugatuck coach Brian Ward said.
Saugatuck scored the game’s first four points, but found themselves down a dozen following a 16-0 run by Watervliet. The deficit stood at 22-15 at halftime
The Indians opened the third quarter with a 6-0 run to make it a one-point game only to see Watervliet respond once again and push its lead back to double digits.
“Turnovers plagued us,” Ward said.
Wyatt Larsen added 12 points in the loss, while Cooper Myers had nine and Tom Beckman had eight.