Posted On: 01/30/20 1:29 AM

Faith Lutheran and Palo Verde faced off in our Twitter poll game of the night. It was an easy choice as the two 4A Mountain leaders faced off with 1st place at stake. Palo came into the game winners of 8 straight. While Faith was looking to send the conference into a three-game tie. With the conference rivals being so familiar with each other, it came as no surprise that defense ruled the first half. In the second half, Ethan Marcus turned the Panthers gym into a shooting gallery. He sprayed 5 threes, helping Palo erase the halftime deficit. They would eventually take a 4 point lead with a minute to play. After a free throw and jumper by Azavier Johnson the lead was down to just 1 with 20 seconds to go. Kade Madsen drove to the rim on the next possession drawing a foul. He would split two free throws. On Faith's next possession Connor Peterson came up with what looked to be the game-winning block, however after the ball landed in Antonio Maillaro's hands, he attempted to pass ahead to Harlan Nichols. The ball appeared to deflect off the foot of Coleman Lemke,

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