Pacelli boys basketball drops playoff opener
Seventh-seeded Pacelli (9-14, 6-8) had its season come
to an end with a 47-46 loss to 10th-seeded Reedsville in a WIAA Division 4
Regional Quarterfinal at the Student Activities Center Tuesday, March 1.
The Cardinals fell behind 12-0 to start the game, but
rallied to take a 30-28 lead into halftime.
The game remained tight throughout the second half,
but Reedsville was able to escape with the win down the stretch.
to score early in the second half, but our defense kept us in the game,” said
first-year Pacelli head coach Matt Resch. “We had a couple of good looks at the
end to tie the game.
they didn’t fall, and we ended up coming up short by one point,” he said.
Chris Shibilski finished with 15 points and seven
rebounds, and Jake Elliott had 11 points and four rebounds.
had a solid game for us,” said Resch. “He did a good job on the boards and
knocked down some big shots throughout the game.
played well this season,” he said. “We had good leadership from our seniors and
we went on a good run to end the year. The team had good chemistry throughout
the year and played with a lot of effort and intensity.”