Posted On: 01/23/20 7:05 PM

In a back-and-forth battle between Midwestern League powers, Churchill defeated Crater in overtime 69-65 to claim sole possession of the conference lead on Tuesday.

The Lancers, now sitting at 6-0 in MWL play, had to battle from behind late in the fourth quarter to force overtime and eventually fend off the talented Comets, who will look to win the season series in Central Point next month.

After a Nate Bittle basket with less than two minutes to go in the fourth, Churchill trailed 53-51 and desperately needed a bucket.

Kaelan O’Neil answered the call when Silas Bennion found him rolling to the basket with a perfect bounce pass inside. O’Neil then completed a difficult finish around Kruger Edwards, knotting the game at 53 and pulling the momentum back in favor of Churchill.

After Jayden Vranes reclaimed the lead for the Comets, Samaje Morgan attempted to even things up yet again with what seemed to be an open layup. Then, in a sequence that beat all odds, Edwards flew in for a block, Vranes rebounded, fell

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