St. Mary’s, W. Va. — Jesse Muncy hit eight three pointers and scored 35 points but it wasn’t enough as St. Mary’s ( 8-5 ) hit a tie breaking three pointer with 2 seconds left to propel the Blue Devils to the 85-82 victory over Tolsia ( 5-7 ) in pool play of the WV HIT Saturday afternoon.
The Rebels hit 13 three pointers but only went 7-14 from the charity stripe.
Austin Salmons and Tyler Johnson tallied 15 points apiece, Zack Ball scored 8 points, Rob Cantrell 7 points and Blake Sturgell 2 points.
Tolsia 75 Cross Lanes Christian 58 ( Friday )
Tyler Johnson continued his stellar play with a career high 25 points as the Rebels avenged an earlier loss to the Warriors.
Austin Salmons tallied 18 points, Jesse Muncy scored 13 points and dished out 8 assists, Senior Blake Sturgell scored 8 points and pulled down 8 rebounds in his first career start, Rob Cantrell chipped in with 7 points and Zack Ball 4 points.
Tolsia hit 3 three pointers and nailed 16 of 22 free throws.
The Rebels ( 5-7 ) will return to action Tuesday at Rebel Arena against bitter rival Tug Valley.
Tolsia Head Coach Todd Maynard
“… Tough way to lose on a last second shot. Second time this year we have lost in the last 8 seconds. Thought we really battled throughout the game in a tough environment. I think us and St. Mary’s are the best two teams in the HIT just a shame we had to play in Pool play.”
“… So happy for Blake Sturgell he has waited his time and took advantage of his opportunity vs Cross Lanes Christian I was really proud of him. Tyler Johnson had another good game as well. The bench was giving us energy all night.”