With just over 20 seconds remaining Springboro found themselves down by 2 after two Lebanon FT’s. The Panthers searched for a final shot with no timeouts remaining when Jordan Crace squeezed off a good look from the left corner to win the game. It spun out but McKel Nation was there for the offensive put back to tie the game at 38 and send it into overtime. Springboro hit 9/12 FT’s in the OT to gain their 17th victory of the season. The game was a see saw battle the whole afternoon with Boro seizing early control and Lebanon gaining a late lead.
Peyton Nation led Springboro with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Jordan Hobbs added 10 points and 7 rebounds. McKel Nation totaled 6 points including the game tying basket and grabbed 9 rebounds.
The JV team fell in their season finale by the score of 38-29. They finished 10-10 on the year overall and 7-5 in the GWOC National Division. The Freshmen team got an easy win defeating the Warriors 43-19. They are now 12-4 as they look forward to the Centerville Freshmen Tournament.
The Varsity Panthers now prepare for a third encounter with Northmont in the opening round of the Sectional Tournament at Troy. Game time is 12:30 on Saturday, February 15. Springboro won both regular season contests 54-28 at Boro and 54-41 at the Thunderdome.