By Tim O’Malley
Yorktown battled in triumph securing a win in the fourth period against the Pettus Eagles on Feb. 5 at home.
The first period was a slow start for both teams as they tried to find their tempo. The first score on the board did not come until four minutes into the game when Pettus came up with a layup. Forty-five seconds later Tanner Koricanek answered back to tie the game 2-2 ending the first period 9-4. In the second both teams exchanged the lead ending the half 23-20.
Yorktown coach Lane Shands said, “We could not make an easy bucket, missing layups, forcing the ball and settling for 30 foot shots.”
It was a battle point-for-point as each team scored 19 points in the third period.
But it was Tanner Koricanek, who scored 18 points, that sealed their victory in the fourth quarter on a two-pointer. Koricanek made the most shots during the fourth period, earning six points for Yorktown.