Whiteford falls to Royals despite 14 by Rasor and 12 by Hill

By DOUG DONNELLY

BLISSFIELD – Whiteford’s offense went cold, scoring just nine points over 10-minute stretch in the second and third quarters and the Bobcats fell, 63-48, to the Blissfield Royals in a non-league game.

“We struggled,” Bobcat coach Nick Abalos said. “We only scored four points in the second quarter. You aren’t going to win too many games with a four-point quarter.”

Whiteford fell behind 9-2 in the first quarter but went on a 12-4 run to close the quarter and take a 14-13 lead after eight minutes. Luke Rasor started the rally with a 3-pointer at the 2:55 mark and finished it with a basket at the buzzer.

The Royals took the lead with 7:24 left in the second quarter and never gave it up. Josh Hill came in and hit four triples for the Bobcats.

“He gave us a spark and tried to get us back into it,” Abalos said.

The Bobcats cut it to 46-35 on a Cole Giesige shot to close the third quarter and had it to an eight point game on Hill’s final 3-pointer, but couldn’t get closer.

Blissfield’s Nick Ostas had a huge game with 24 points, 20 rebounds and six blocked shots – all career highs.

Rasor finished with 14 points, Hill 12 and Giesige 8 for the 8-5 Bobcats, who have dropped three of its last four games.

Blissfield 63, Whiteford 48

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WHITEFORD: S. Ruddy 3 0-2 6, Hill 4(4) 0-0 12, I. Joerin 0 2-4 2, Rasor 5(1) 3-4 14, Parker 1 0-0 2, Giesige 4 0-0 8, Andrews 2 0-0 4. Totals 19(5) 5-10 48.

BLISSFIELD: Stines 1 0-0 2, Henning 0 1-4 1, Holland 2 0-1 4, N. Schnoor 2 1-4 5, Smith 5(1) 5-6 16, Strahan 1 1-1 3, Nofzinger 2 4-5 8, Ostas 11 2-7 24. Totals 28(5) 13-25 63.

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