Swanton boys basketball fought tough the whole game but their offense went silent in the fourth quarter, getting outscored 12-6 in the final frame in what ended up being a 42-28 home loss against Edgerton Tuesday.
Looking to crawl back into it, Swanton’s Andrew Thornton responded to a three-pointer from Edgerton’s Braydon Cape with one of his own at the 2:02 mark of the third quarter, trimming the Edgerton lead to 25-21.
Then, Logan Sack of Edgerton hit from beyond the arc, Logan Showalter converted a Swanton turnover into points, and Thornton split a pair from the foul line and the visiting Bulldogs led 30-22 after three quarters.
Edgerton scored five straight points to begin the fourth on a basket from Showalter and a three from Sack which pushed their lead back to double digits. Swanton could not recover.
In the first half, a jumper by Clayton Flegal of Edgerton gave them a 14-5 lead with under 2:30 to go in the opening quarter. But, Swanton’s Dylan Gilsdorf hit a triple and then added a bucket off a steal to reduce the Edgerton lead to four heading into the second period.
Edgerton would go on another run to start the second, beginning with a jumper by Flegal 37 seconds in. Showalter followed with a bucket but failed on the chance at a three-point play, then he added a steal and score to make it 20-10 with 3:31 left in the half.
However, Swanton got four points from Carter Swank off the bench in the final 2:12 as Edgerton took a 20-14 lead into the break.
Randy Slink did not play for Swanton due to injury.
For the game, Gilsdorf paced Swanton with eight points while Thornton added six. Sack finished with 11, Flegal nine and Showalter eight to lead Edgerton.
Swanton (3-2) is now off until next Wednesday when they host Rossford.
Reach Max Householder at 419-335-2010
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