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Hawks gain first victory in thriller

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 6 January 2016 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – A free throw by Nick Passarell provided the margin of victory for Holley.

 

Snapping a season long eight game losing stark, Holley nipped visiting Wheatland-Chili 43-42 this evening in a Genesee Region League boys basketball game.

A free throw by Nick Passarell with 20 seconds remaining, which snapped a 42-42 deadlock, provided the margin of victory for Holley.

Passarell and Dylan Hillabush both tallied 5 in the decisive final period for the Hawks.

Holley led 42-40 on a bucket by Hillabush but W-C answered with the equalizer on a tally by Justin McClendon.

Hillabush finished with a total of 18 points, Passarell 14 and Derek McArthur 7. Hillabush also grabbed off 10 rebounds.

Trailing 21-18 at the half, Holley got 5 points from McArthur and 4 from Hillabush in the third period to keep the contest tight.