VIBORG-HURLEY SURVIVES BEARCATS IN OVERTIME
The Freeman Academy/Marion boys saved their best game of the season for the biggest game of their lives and nearly upset top-seed and Class B’s No. 5 team in the process.
Facing Viborg-Hurley Friday night, March 5 in third and final round of the Region 5B Tournament at Freeman Public, the No. 3-seed Bearcats took the Cougars to overtime, only to fall short in the final 4-minute frame. Viborg-Hurley survived FA/Marion 66-59 to advance to the SoDak 16 with a 16-5 record. The Bearcats finish their season 15-7.
FA/Marion trailed 13-11 after one quarter, 25-24 at the half and 42-38 going into the fourth period. But the Bearcats had the edge in the final eight minutes, taking their first lead of the game at 49-48 with 3:30 to play and at 55-54 with 35 seconds left.
Watch for more this weekend and look for a full recap in print next week.