(BLUFFTON) - The boys basketball team improved to 11-3 with a gritty 43-37 win over Kenton Tuesday night. The game was tied at halftime and heading into the fourth quarter, but the Pirates made enough plays down the stretch to pull away for the victory.
Joel Siefker had a big game for Bluffton, scoring 16 points. The junior started the fourth quarter with his third three pointer of the game and made three of four free throws down the stretch. Classmate Mitchell Ault added 12 points and he had to earn each one of them going against the much taller Kenton interior defense. Ault also had a huge three pointer late in the third quarter to keep the game tight. Overall, the Pirates made 11 of 16 fourth quarter free throws.
Levi Kistler gave the crowd some excitement when he drained a three quarter court shot at the buzzer of the first quarter.
Kenton's 6'5" big man, Austin Phillips, controlled the game on the interior for most of the contest. The senior finished the game with 18 points.
Kenton fell to 4-10 with the win. Bluffton will travel to Allen East Friday in a Northwest Conference game.
Teams: Basketball (B)