CLEVELAND — It was a double win for the Edgewood Warriors on Tuesday night.
The Warriors, as the 13th seed in the Division II Ashtabula District, edged out No. 4 Villa Angela-St. Joseph 95-94 in double overtime for a sectional semi. nal win.
Edgewood will move to the sectional on Friday and play at No. 5 West Geauga.
Not only did the Warriors keep their season alive, coach John Bowler achieved his 200th career win.
“It makes me feel like I’ve been coaching a long time,” he said. “It’s nice to get that in a tournament game.”
Alec Katon led the Warriors with 34 points and Ethan Colbert contributed 27.
“It was great to be part of coach’s 200th,” Colbert said. “We’ve had a rough season this year, but getting him that 200th in a dog. ght of a
game was a great way to get him it.”
Zach Vencill chipped in with 11 points.
Edgewood jumped out to a 19-15 . rst-quarter lead and
upped the advantage to 41-36 by halftime.
The Warriors (8-15) stretched the lead to 59-49 after three quarters.
VASJ started to make
a comeback in the . nal quarter. The hosts whittled
the lead to 70-69 at the three-minute mark.
The game went into the . rst overtime tied at 77-77.
Things weren’t . gured out after the . rst extra session, so
the contest went into a second overtime tied at 84-84.
Edgewood, though, hung tough and pulled out the one-point win.
“We showed a lot of heart,” Bowler said. “We did a lot of the little things. It was a good team effort.”
“Coach Bowler and Jay [Bowler] had a great scouting report drawn up for us,” the senior said. “We executed our
game plan and just kept our cool and played our game and fought for the win.”
Bowler wants the season to extend even further.
“We’re definitely excited about playing West Geauga,” he said.