They had a lead for most of the night, but the Farwell boys basketball team couldn’t hang on against visiting Houghton Lake, falling 59-57 in Jack Pine Conference play.
“We led the whole game and third quarter foul trouble cost us our big lead,” Farwell head coach Erik Schunk said. “The last two minutes missed free throws and turnovers did us in. We have not been in those situations much so once we learn how to win we will be able to close out those types of games.”
Dylan Brown, Seth Baginski, Walter Mosby and Curtis Robison all knocked down field-goals in the first quarter to help Farwell pull ahead 12-7 after the first quarter, with Brown hitting a three-pointer in the second quarter to finish with five in the frame. Austin Hickey knocked down a three-ball as well, giving Farwell a 25-20 lead at the half.
Jacob Sutton scored eight points in the third helping Farwell carry a 45-40 lead entering the fourth.
Houghton Lake’s Nathan Shavalia scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, including hitting three free-throws in the game’s final minutes to help the Bobcats come back for the win.
Sutton finished with 13 points and seven rebounds, Mosby and Robison both had nine points with Mosby adding nine rebounds and three steals. Brown had eight points and four steals and Baginski finished with seven points.
Farwell (2-10 overall, 1-7 JPC) played at Beaverton Wednesday night, host Harrison tonight (Friday) and host Carson City on Wednesday.