Posted On: 02/3/19 12:44 PM
Two perennial powers each got a half to showcase why they’re among the best of the best before the theatrics took over late in a double-overtime game for the ages.
Fremd’s defense in the second half and overtime netted it a 65-59 double-overtime win over Morton at Illinois Central College on Saturday.
Fremd, ranked fourth in Class 4A by the Associated Press, made three straight state finals appearances from 2015-17. In that same stretch the third-ranked in Class 3A Potters won three straight state championships.
Morton led by as many as 15 in the first half. Fremd trimmed the deficit to seven with 5:30 to play in regulation. The Potters had scoring droughts over the final 5:49 of regulation, and all four minutes in the second overt