Overtime was all Blue Jays Tuesday at Sullivan.
Washington’s boys basketball knocked off the Eagles for the first time since the 2014-15 season by outscoring Sullivan 7-0 in overtime to win it, 60-53.
It was Sullivan’s first home loss since Dec. 10 of last year. The Blue Jays held a narrow 15-14 lead after the first quarter, but extended their advantage to 29-23 at the half.
Sullivan cut slightly into the lead in the third quarter, making it 42-37. The Eagles came all the way back to tie the score at 51 and then take a two-point lead on a pair for free throws from Cody McKinney with 1:06 to go.
Freshman Ryan Hoerstkamp tied it back at 53 with a steal and a drive the length of the court for a layup.
Hoerstkamp was Washington’s leading scorer with 18 points on the night and finished with a double-double, adding 10 rebounds.
“He did an amazing job inside attacking the basket,” Head Coach Grant Young said.
The Blue Jays also got big outings in the post from Alec Brinkmann and Rett Corley. Brinkmann was second on the team in scoring with 13 points and Corley recorded a career-high of 12 points in the contest.
Tommy Ruether posted nine points, including a big three pointer in the fourth quarter.
Ty Rinne finished with four points and Zach Harms and Cason Suggs two apiece.
Suggs played only six minutes in the contest after getting into foul trouble early on.
“Cason’s been our points leader all season, and I thought the kids did a great job of carrying the scoring load while he was out with foul trouble,” Young said.
The Blue Jays shot 7-10 from the free-throw line in overtime to seal the win while holding the Eagles scoreless in the extra period.
Young said his team came out strong and prepared, resulting in one of their best defensive showings of the season. The Blue Jays held McKinney, Sullivan’s best scorer at 19.3 points per game, to just two field goals in the contest. He finished with 11 points, six coming from the free-throw line.
The Eagles had two other players finish in double digits — Caleb Todd with 17 points and Jacob Hatcher with 11.
Other Sullivan scorers were Austin Lewis with six points, Austin Frye and Landon Hoffman three each and Jacob Rohrer two.