Pioneers Get Buzzer Beater Victory
The Pioneers hosted Central Lyon Friday night in the last regular season match up of the year. It was senior night for the Pioneers' four seniors - Logan Abrahamson, Izic Brouwer, Jackson Ahrens, and Brenden Malchow. The Pioneers got out to a hot start thanks to these seniors jumping to a 13-6 lead midway through the first quarter. The Lions fought back though and closed the first quarter on a run to take the lead at 14-13 heading into the second quarter. The Pioneers then answered back in the second quarter to take the lead 26-25 going into halftime. The two teams continued their battle into the third quarter with the Lions regaining the lead 38-36 going into the final quarter. The Pioneers took the lead back in the 4th and worked to fight off one final push from the Lions. The game ended up tied 51-51 with 12 seconds to go. As the clock expired, sophomore Kyle Martin made a strong move and finish off of a pass from senior Logan Abrahamson to win the game for the Pioneers. The Pioneers were led by Logan Abrahamson's 15 points. Kyle Martin added 12, including the game winning basket, and Cris Halbur 11. Izic Brouwer also contributed 8. The Lions were led by Zed Heimensen's 20.
Comments From Coach Stumbo
We were so proud of our guys tonight. The level of resilience they showed was really inspiring. We had a lot of really good outside looks all night long that just were not falling, and the guys stayed determined to work hard on defense and to find other ways to get the job done offensively. We could not be more pleased and impressed with our four seniors. They all contributed in important ways and did an incredible job staying poised and leading tonight. Kyle Martin also made a big time play to seal the deal that deserves a lot of credit. We are looking forward to building off of this momentum as best we can going into our first round of tournament.