Ansonia Tigers Jr High Basketball traveled to Arcanum on Monday Dec. 3rd.
It was a back and forth game as each team got their footing in their season opener. Trojans took a 5-4 lead after 1st quarter. Tigers got it going and took a 14-7 lead in the 2nd but Arcanum was able to cut it to 14-11 at the break.
Arcanum took the lead 18-16 after 3 quarters and built on that in the 4th. Ansonia made a run to finish the game but came up short. Tigers hit a 3ptr with 9.8 seconds remaining to cut Trojans lead to 1. Out of Ansonia timeout, they fouled Arcanum, sending them to the FT line. Missed frontend of 1 and 1, loose ball rebound was gathered by Ansonia and passed ahead to open player for one last shot. 3ptr shot hit backboard and rim but did not go in and buzzer went off.
Ansonia lost 25-26 to Arcanum. Tigers return to action Thursday, December 6 at Bradford, 5:30pm game time.