Gann Drops Heartbreaker to Worcester Academy
Playing the 2nd of 4 straight games this week, Gann fell in heartbreaking fashion to Worcester Academy, 69-62, Tuesday afternoon in Worcester.
In a game that saw multiple lead changes highlighted by Gann- on multiple occasions -bouncing back from double digit deficits, Gann could not muster quite enough to break through and snatch a victory from W.A. Early in the first half, Gann put themselves in difficult position falling behind by 12 points largely due to an uncharacteristic stretch of turnovers leading to multiple Worcester fast break points. With Gann trailing by double digits with 6:15 to go in the half, Noah Lion entered the game and provided the spark that Gann was looking for--leading a Gann charge through the final minutes of the half and giving Gann a 2 point lead at intermission. In the second half, after several minutes of back and forth lead changes Worcester broke through to push the lead back to 9 with 6 minutes to go. Not to be denied, again Gann fought its way back and took a 1 point lead with less than 3 minutes to go and holding momentum. On what at best can be referred to as a controversial call, referees handed the ball to Worcester before Gann had retaken the court on the defensive end allowing an uncontested Worcester layup and regaining the lead. A Gann turnover and a 3 point Worcester play put Gann down by 4 with under two to play. Again, Gann cut the lead back to 3 and with 55 seconds to go a Jacob Starr 3 pointer for the tie found itself halfway down the rim-- only to rattle its way back out. "Obviously that in bounds situation was a back breaker for us--but I think as we calmly look back at the entire game I think to a man we would agree that was not our best effort--and that falls directly on all of us and nobody else," said Coach Nole. Gann was led by Matt Gluck with 23, Eli Cole with 14, and Yahm Rones with 11. Gann bounces right back into action tomorrow night with another difficult game vs. Bradford.