Updated: Sep 2, 2019
The #4 ranked DRS Wildcats and the #5 TABC Storm battled in the 10:00 AM window on Sarachek Friday. This game would determine who would play in the top tier semifinal round on Sunday.
The beginning of the first quarter displayed well-executed defense from both teams. TABC finished the quarter strong as they pulled ahead 11-5 to the start the game.
The Storm increased their lead, but DRS rallied at the end of the quarter to make the halftime score 20-15. The scoring appeared present in the second quarter, which looked to continue throughout the game.
The third quarter was DRS’s quarter. The Wildcats started the third quarter with an 10-0 run to take the lead 25-20. DRS ended up outscoring the Storm 15-5 in the period to give them a five-point, 30-25 lead.
TABC tied the game with two and a half minutes to go in the game at 34. While the final quarter wasn’t high scoring one, it was certainly an intense one. In the last minute, the Wildcats got the go ahead basket to give them a two-point lead. The DRS defense held to give the Wildcats the 36-34 victory.
DRS will now advance to the Tier I semifinal game on Sunday.