Oliver Ames Boys' Basketball Team Edges Out Stoughton

Senior Ryan Carney scored 22 points in the fourth quarter to led the Oliver Ames boys' basketball team to a 70-60 win at Stoughton Friday night.

Carney scored 16 in the second half. Mike Manning was the top scorer for the Black Knights with 19.

Stoughton took a 44-42 lead into the final quarter, but the Black Knights saw their lead disappear in the final minute and half of the minute and half of the game.

OA is now 4-6 overall and 3-5 in the league, while the Black Knights dropped to 2-6 in the league and 3-7 overall.

Oliver Ames Head Coach Don Byron: In the last quarter, we put a really great defensive effort on. We were down by nine in the last quarter to up 10 in matter of six minutes, that's a heck of a defensive effort. When we at nine, (Carney) hit two three-pointers in a row and suddenly it was doable again. 
"He's a good kid and I'm glad we got him.
"The Stoughton game is different, just in terms of everything. The kids compete in football, and that was a big thing, obviously, this year. Our games over here have been rock shows with wild atmospheres, crazy endings, controversial endings. We have had all kinds of stuff over there. The kids know this is a little bit different. It was great to have them come out and be able to fight that off tonight and come out great win.
"We kinda of came out of halftime and we said being up 10 probably wasn't a good thing because we had played very, very well for a long stretch of time there. We shot the ball well and rebounded and played defense as well as we can and we still only up by 10.
"Second half of the second period there we went for the home run play instead of just continuing to hammer out what we had done right up to that point  We lost a couple of possessions there and they came back."

Stoughton Head Coach John Gallivan: "It's a game of runs and they are the winners, because they got the last run. We did terrible job on the best player (Ryan Carney) on their team in the fourth quarter. It wasn't the three-pointers that bothered me. They were tough shorts. If he hits them, he hits them. It was when put him at the line again and again.
"He took over because we let him. We kept fouling 50, 40, 30 feet from the basket when he wasn't going to shot.
"To their credit, they were survive a great run by us and were able to pull it out and put us back where we came from.
"From start to finish, Mike Manning was terrific. He came  to play and was executing the offense terrifically. I probably played him too long because he was so hot and I wore him out a little bit. It didn't take us getting down by double digits for him to get mad and get fired up. He just played the whole  time. The rest of us, we were flat in the locker room and we were flat in warmups and you can't spot a team like that a 15-point lead. You just can't."

Starting lineups for the game:
Oliver Ames-Ryan Carney, Chris Kyne, Emmaneul Simeon, Nick Cidado, Chris Duggan.
Stouhgton-Joey Wilder, Mike Gallagher, Brandon Texiera, Dennis Rebelo, Stanley Sajous.

First quarter: Oliver Ames got off to a 9-1 start and ended with an 18-7 lead.  Stoughton didn't get on the board until the 3:42 mark. Ryan Carney had two three-pointers to lead the way for the Tigers, while Emmaneul Simeon had six points. Brandon Texiera and Dennis Rebelo each had three-pointers for the Black Knights.

Second quarter: The Black Knights were able to cut the lead to 10 at the end of the quarter, 32-22. Brandon Texiera had eight points, Mike Manning had a three-points and made a pair of foul shots for five points for Stoughton, while  Emanuel Simeon added four points for the Tigers.

First Half Scoring: OA: Kyne, 10, Duggan 4, Cidado 2, Carney 6 Welch 2, Holgate 2, Simeon 4, Stoughton: Sajous 1, Texiera 10, Gallagher 8, Rebelo 3.

Third quarter:
Brandon Texiera nailed a three-pointer from the left corner with 1:34 left to give the Black Knights their first lead of the game at 41-40. Stanley Sajous increased the lead to 44-40 after he was grabbed a rebound, scored and made a free throw. Ryan Carney got the Tigers back to within two, 44-42, with a drive to the baskeball and for the final points of the quarter. 
Stoughton's Stanley Sajous stole the ball and raced the length of the court with three Tigers trailing him. The senior was able to drive to the basket, make a spinning shot. He then connected on a free-throw to get the Black Knights to within three at 38-36. The Black Knight ended up tying the score at 38 on three-pointer by Mike Gallagher. OA's Ryan Carney then drove to the hoop to give the Tigers a 40-38 lead.

FOURTH QUARTER: After tying the score at 57 with a pair of free throws by Ryan Carney, the Tigers only gave up three points the rest of the way, outscoring the Black Knights, 13-3, to put away the victory. Stoughton was able to tie the score at 59 on a pair of free throws by Brandon Teixeira with a little under two minutes left.

Oliver Ames:Chris Kyne 4 2-4 10, Brendan Walsh 2 0-0 4, Ryan Carney 3 2-4 22, Emanuel Simeon 4 0-0 8, Franklin Holgate 1 0-2 2, Nick Cidado 1 6-7 8, Chris Duggan 2 2-5 6.

Stoughton:Mike Gallagher 1 0-1 5, Dennis Rebelo 2 6-8 10, Mike Manning 4 6-8-19, Brandon Teixeira 2 0-1 13, Stanley Sajous 4 3-3 11.

Three pointers:
Oliver Ames 2; Carney 2
Stoughton 7: Gallagher 1, Manning 3, Texiera 3
First Half Scoring: OA: Kyne, 10, Duggan 4, Cidado 2, Carney 6 Welch 2, Holgate 2, Simeon 4, Stoughton: Sajous 1, Texiera 10, Gallagher 8, Rebelo 3


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