Boys basketball: Sweet Home takes Newport to buzzer before losing in OT


February 1, 2023

Kristin Banker

Taiden Burger battles Newport's Markus Everitt for the ball during the Huskies' game against the Cubs Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Sweet Home boys basketball lost at home in overtime to Newport last week 49-40, before losing to a Philomath team ranked first in the state in 4A on the road later in the week, 59-21.

Against Newport (7-9), the Huskies (1-15) were down two points in the waning seconds of regulation when sophomore Josh Aker threw a lob pass over the top of the defense to junior Collin Nicholson, who was able to finish the play with an and-one layup. But Nicholson missed the would-be go-ahead free throw, sending the game to overtime.

Overtime was all Cubs, as Newport won the extra frame 9-0.

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