OT Thriller: Weston Boys Battle Past Kolbe

Weston's boys' basketball team overcame Kolbe Cathedral in a hard-fought 60-55 overtime contest on January 13.


Josh Handel scored 19 points and Alex Olsen scored 16 to lead the Trojans who improved to 3-5.


Kolbe (4-3) got 13 from Dan Wellington and 11 from Jalen Sullivan.


Weston was down 48-50 when Michael Stack was fouled on a three point attempt. He made two of three free throws to send it into overtime. 


In OT, Weston took the lead 56-55 with about 1:20 on the clock off of a backdoor cut and finish by Handel, assisted by Olsen. Handel followed with another driving basket to extend the lead to 58-55. Nick Sacchetta sealed the win with two free throws. 


Box score:

Weston: Jones 5 0-0 11 Levine 0 2-2 2 Handel 7 2-6 19 Olsen 7 0-0 16 Bello 2 0-1 4 Stack 2 2-3 6 Sacchetta 0 2-2 2. Totals: 23 8-14 60.


Kolbe: Johnson 3 0-0 6 Wellington 6 0-0 13 McLellon 2 2-2 7 Godsden 0 1-2 1 Olivencia 1 0-0 2 Sullivan 3 5-9 11 Shuler 1 0-0 2 Mason 2 3-10 7 Staples Santos 3 0-0 6. Totals: 21 11-23 55.


Weston 14 20 7 11 8—60

Kolbe 15 13 13 11 3—55


3-Pointers: Weston – Jones, Handel 3, Olsen 2. Kolbe – Wellington, McLellon.



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