Likely the final nail in the coffin, Big Spring suffered a 67-61 overtime loss at the hands of Waynesboro on Tuesday night.
The Bulldogs simply ran out of steam in the second half. Up 31-17 at the break, Big Spring gave up 16 points in the third quarter and 21 points in the fourth. If not for a Peyton Bechtold buzzer-beating 3-pointer, they would've lost in regulation.
The senior's big trey couldn't spark a rally in the extra frame. Bechtold, a recent 1,000-point scorer, had nine points, eight rebounds and six assists in the game. Gavin Pritchard went for 19, tying a career high, and seven rebounds. Nick Black added 11.
Big Spring (10-11, 2-10 Colonial) was already likely out of the District 3 Class 5A playoff picture barring a few miracles; it entered Tuesday No. 19 in the power rankings and .04 percentage points off the 16th and final spot.
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- East Pennsboro picked up win No. 6 on the year by downing West York 59-49. Braden Fries had a game-high 21 points to lead the Panthers. Jake Madded added 13.
- Carter Van Scyoc went for 15 points as Shippensburg doubled up Red Land 80-40. Jacob Frey added 13, while Alaric Hickman and Zach Cullen each had 10. Frey and Hickman had five of the team's nine 3-pointers.
- West Shore Christian edged Harrisburg Christian 50-48 in overtime behind 24 points from Pascal Verna. Andrew Spaan added 10.
- Three scored in double digits as Northern beat Mechanicsburg 58-39. The Wildcats allowed 14 to Chris Harley, 13 to Michael Ginder and 11 to Ryan McGill.