Basketball: Shawnee beats Timber Creek in OT

 

By Phil Anastasia

Shawnee senior guard Josh Borrelli scored all eight of his team's points in overtime in a 47-44 victory over Timber Creek in an Olympic Patriot boys' basketball game Tuesday night.

Borrelli broke a 44-4 tie with a three-point play with 0:02.6 on the clock. He drove the lane and converted a layup while fouled after TC freshman Keith Washington was 2-for-3 from the line to tie the score at 44-44 with 0:20 on the clock.

Borrelli finished with 23 points but was just 2-for-8 from the foul line in regulation. He was 5-for-6 from the line in OT.

Tristan Polnitz added 13 for Shawnee (4-0, 1-0), the No. 6 team in The Inquirer Top 10 rankings.

Senior guard George Sapp scored 17 with 5 assists for TC (2-1, 1-1).

Sapp led a furious comeback from a 21-12 halftime deficit. But Sapp fouled out with 0:43 left in the regulation.

TC had a 33-28 lead with 4:43 left but Borrelli hit a pair of three-point jumpers and Polnitz was 4-for-4 from the line as Shawnee battled back.

"These guys made me proud," TC coach Rich Bolds said. "I'm not into moral victories but these guys really showed me something."

Shawnee 15 6 4 14 8 -- 47
Timber Creek 6 6 12 15 5 -- 44
S: Josh Borrelli 23, Tristan Polnitz 13, Ryan Bodnar 5, Austin Lang 4, Ryan McKenly 2.
TC: Jeff Lewis 5, Brandon Cornelius 8, Wesley Primas 3, George Sapp 17, Wendell Thomas 7, Keith Washington 4.

Contact Phil Anastasia at panastasia@phillynews.com or @PhilAnastasia on Twitter.

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