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No Longer Undefeated

Bears Trounce Thayer
The varsity Bears took on the number-one ranked Thayer Bobcats on Brent Colley Court. Fresh from back-to-back wins against state-ranked Hartville and Greenwood, the Bears ready for the challenge.
Thayer received the tipoff, but the Bears soon took control, leading the quarters’ end by a wide margin: 15-5.
The Bobcats put up 17 to the Bears’ 7 in the second quarter, going into halftime tied at 22.
It looked like the Bears were in for a barnburner. Coming out from halftime, Head Coach Mike Wilson had the Bears back on track with a back-and-forth start for the third.The Bears struggled with turnovers. With 3:42 left in the third, the game was tied at 31. Lots of action and intensity did not translate to points, and the quarter ended with the Bears in the lead, 40-35.
The Bobcats were hard to control, but the Bears’ four senior starters were fierce. Owen Duddridge hit a three that put the Bears up by six, then the Bobcats came back with a three. 
It was 43-40 with six minutes left. With 2:29 left, Scottie Osborn got fouled and went to the line, hitting both points, 49-41 Bears.
At fifteen seconds left, Gabe Colvin went to the line to make both points, 59-52.
With the crowd going wild and the Pep Club storming the court, the number-one ranked Thayer Bobcats lost to the Willow Springs Bears. 
Scoring against the Bobcats were Owen Duddridge with 17, Scottie Osborn 16, Gannon McGinnis 11, Gabe Colvin 10, and Scooter Osborn 5.
The Bears are now 9 and 4 for the season.
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