Posted On: 03/9/19 9:42 PM

After jumping out to a 10-2 advantage and leading almost the entirety of the first three quarters, Wilsonville had to endure a 9-0 Churchill run that gave the Lancers a 46-44 advantage entering the fourth. Three pointers from Silas Bennion, Brian Goracke, and Isaiah Wallace gave the top-seeded Lancers the momentum entering the final period of play, but the Wildcats refused to back down. 

A 23-12 fourth quarter made the difference for the two-seed, who dominated in the paint on Saturday to upset the youthful Lancers. Dakota Reber paced the Wildcats offensively with 21 points, and his presence was especially felt in the fourth, as he scored multiple buckets to help build the lead down the stretch. 

Churchill fought back as expected, trimming the deficit to as little as five with less than two minutes left to play. Urgency then led to a couple turnovers and errant shots, and Wilsonville capitalized on the other end from the charity stripe. 

Wallace, a junior shooting guard with tremendous offensive capability, led a Churchill offense that went cold early in the fourth with 17 points. His ability to shoot the three built momentum for the Lancers all afternoon, but it wasn’t enough to hold off the experience and poise

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