At first it looked like it might end up being a blow-out in favor of the Jimmies. Eventually Goshen woke up in the 2nd half, found a rhythm and the basket to cut the lead down to threaten. In the end, Jimtown had enough left in the tank to hit some free throws, make some defensive plays and quell the Redhawk threat. The final score ended up being 58-55 in favor of Jimtown despite the Jimmies being up by double digits in the first half.
Jimtown got a solid 22 point effort by big-man Trevor Hobbs and a solid 20 point effort by guard Dylan Guldager. Dyan also ran the show at point with a toughness, speed and great defensive effort vs athletes at Goshen. Goshen’s Brady Bechtel scored 20 on the Jimmies—much of it coming in the 2nd half as they turned up the pressure and were able to start getting shots to fall. To Jimtown’s credit, they did not panic or fold under the pressure but rather stood tall to the threat and decided to make some plays when it counted.
Besides the 22 from Hobbs and the 20 from Guldager. Jimtown also got a solid 10 point effort from Jake Vicsik. Goshen had to account for Jake all night as he hit 2 of 4 from the 3-point line and was also a key contributor in ball-handling and defense. Sammy Pawlak chipped in 4 points but as usual was asked to use his length to help defend the outside shooting threat from Goshen. Blane Bender also chipped in 2 points, but was big all night on defensive pressure and rebounding.
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