Posted On: 01/12/20 3:20 PM

In the biggest game of the year for these two rivals, foul trouble was the storyline early.  South’s Connor Hickman picked up three fouls in the first half, and he was forced to sit for the majority of the quarter.  For North, guard Nick Klaiber was in foul trouble when he picked up his second late in the half, and he was forced to sit for the remainder of the half.  The rest of the story was up to Anthony Leal as he racked up 16.

As the third quarter came to an end, Bloomington South led 40-27.  However, Anthony Leal picked up his fourth foul with 6:27 remaining in the game.  At this moment, the crowd got back into the game, and North mounted their comeback.  Finally, Coach Holmes had seen enough and put Leal back into the game when the Cougars had cut it to 5.  The next possession, Nick Klaiber drove to the rim, made the shot, and fouled Leal out of the game. This was the second break that North needed.  They cut it to 3 and had a three-point shot with three seconds to go, but Tim Brewster left the three-point

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