Bluebirds Come Up Short In Title Game

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
The boys championship game of the Stover tournament came down to really the way a championship game should be played. The number one seeded Cole Camp Bluebirds saw Kaden Harms throw up a half court shot at the buzzer that came up short as the Bluebirds fell 71-69  to the number two seeded Versailles Tigers,
Coached by former Warsaw coach Jason Ollison, the Tiger's pressure the ball full court the entire game.
Cole Camp jumped out to a 20-4 first quarter lead and it looked like it would be a runaway. However, the Tigers press wore down the Bluebirds as they forced 11 second quarter turnovers in route to an amazing 35-34 halftime  come from behind lead.
Ethan Ives, sat the bench with three first half fouls in the first half.
Versailles Coby Williams, who entered the game averaging 34 ppg., warmed up in the second half and ended up with 37 points. He was 4-5 at the free throw line, with one three pointer while converting on 17 drives to the basket.
In the third, Versailles jumped out to an eight point lead at 43-35 but the bluebirds would come back to close the gap to one at 49-50 ending wild third quarter of play.
In the fourth, Ruvim Garbuzov, Cole Camp's 6'6 center would hit four layups for eight points, keeping the Bluebirds close and would tie the game at 66 all on a layup by beating the press. Kaden
Harms would hit a three to make the final score as time would run out on the Bluebirds.
Versailles-(71) Randall 7, Williams 37,Morrison 12,Zolicki 6,Newton 4,, Bell 2
Cole Camp-(69) Corpening 4, Harms 14,Baalman 19, Cross 6,,Ives 8, Garbuzov 14.