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Edison's outburst in fourth nets win over New London

Fandy.com Staff • May 12, 2015 at 5:32 PM

Edison erupted in the final eight minutes for a 59-38 win over New London Friday in both teams' season opener.

The Chargers took advantage of their experience, shooting and pressure defense against the Wildcats.

After taking a 24-20 lead into the half, Edison used a dunk off a steal by Mike Yost to trigger a six-point run just 67 seconds into the third quarter.

The Wildcats recovered with a rally led by Dane Held and Clayton Lafleur, cutting the deficit to two points, 36-34, with a minute remaining in the third. Edison finished the quarter with a 39-34 lead.

The Chargers dominated the final eight minutes, outscoring their hosts 20-4 for the one-sided final score.

"We stress to be at our best in the fourth quarter," Edison's Chris Ceccoli said. "Tonight was a credit to our kids' tenacity. We created some turnovers and got some scores.

"We had big plays from all five starters tonight, and we're very unselfish in sharing the ball."

Willard 56, Ontario 46

At Willard, the Crimson Flashes staved off a nine-point Ontario run to open the third quarter for a 56-46 victory over the Warriors.

The Flashes and Warriors were tied at 22-22 at the half, but Ontario jumped out to a 31-22 lead before Willard could regroup. The Flashes outscored the Warriors 17-3 to end the third with a 39-34 lead.

Man. Christian 65, Monroeville 60

At Mansfield, the Eagles dropped their season opener to Mansfield Christian on the road Friday night.

Christian's Tyler Lily erupted for a game-high 32 points, most of which came from a 21-of-28 performance at the free-throw line.

Gibsonburg 65, Danbury 57

At Danbury Township, the Lakers let Gibsonburg separate in the third quarter en route to victory in both teams' season opener.

Danbury trailed 34-31 entering the third, but Gibsonburg's Logan Jones scored nine points in the quarter to lead the Bears to a 53-44 advantage heading into the fourth.

Put-in-Bay 46, Mackinac 31

At Put-in-Bay, Brian Phawite tallied a game-high 20 points and the taller Panthers opened 17-4 and 28-13 leads after the first and second quarters in a win against Mackinac Island, Mich.

GIRLS: Mackinac 41, Put-in-Bay 29

At Put-in-Bay, Mackinac had two scorers in double figures and held the Panthers to four points in each of the first two quarters.

Liz McCann scored 13 points for Put-in-Bay (0-1), which tallied 14 of its 29 points in the fourth quarter.

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