GREENFIELD — Having sustained four double-digit defeats in Hoosier Heritage Conference play this season, Greenfield-Central was headed for another Friday night, when Delta visited.
The Cougars, though, shook off the Eagles’ early hot shooting and 12-point lead, and another of nine points later on.
This ended up being one of the most thrilling basketball games at G-C in years. All it lacked for the Cougars was a storybook ending.
Delta’s Landon Sullivan buried a three-pointer from the right side as the horn to the second overtime period sounded, and the Eagles got away with a 57-54 victory.
This was the Cougars’ second successive defeat that went down to the last shot (last Saturday at Eastern Hancock) and fourth in a row overall. G-C dropped to 2-13 and 0-6 in the HHC, and has lost eight straight in the conference dating to last sesson.
“When you get to double overtime, either team can win it,” G-C coach Josh Johnson said. “We made them hit a tough shot and you’ve got to give them credit.”
The Cougars spotted Delta (6-8, 2-4 HHC) a 19-7 advantage early in the second quarter before putting together a 15-2 run the rest of the first half and the start of the second.