CLINTONVILLE — Trailing by two with nine seconds remaining in the game, Austin Facteau had a chance to play the hero Tuesday.
The junior stepped to the foul line and connected on both to send the game into overtime.
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Austin Depo’s layup with four seconds left proved to be the difference as AuSable Valley battled back to capture the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys’ basketball game against Peru, 68-66.
“Facteau came into the ball game when Shane Douglass fouled out,” Patriots coach Jamie Douglass said. “With ice water in his veins he hit two free throws in front of a big crowd to send it into overtime.
“It was a back-and-forth, back-and-forth game. People were just going crazy.”
AuSable Valley held a 10-point lead at one point in the second quarter, but the Indians’ Conor Casey came off the bench and drained three 3-pointers to pull Peru back.
The Patriots led 31-29 at the half.
The Indians continued their comeback as they outscored AuSable Valley 17-13 in the third quarter to take a 46-43 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Casey led all scorers in the game with 21 points, including four 3-pointers. Bret Boyer added 17 points for Peru, while Hunter Bruno chipped in with eight.
Austin Goodnough, who assisted on the game-winning basket, led the way for the Patriots with 20 points and six assists. Douglas added 19 points and five steals, while Brandon Brooks contributed eight points. Depo had seven points and 10 rebounds.
“This was a good win for us,” Douglass said. “Peru is an outstanding team.
“This was a great game to watch,”
AuSable Valley 68, Peru 66 (OT)
Spear 1-0-2, Demarais 0-0-0, Casey 7-3-21, Hendricks 1-0-2, Lemza 2-1-7, Barrett 1-0-2, Bruno 2-4-8, Boyer 7-3-17, LaRocque 0-0-0, Remillard 1-5-7. Totals: 22-16-66.
AuSable Valley (68)
Cosgrove 2-1-6, Casey 0-3-3, Brooks 3-2-8, Goodnough 8-4-20, Facteau 1-3-5, Depo 3-1-7, Douglas 9-0-19, McDonald 0-0-0. Totals: 26-14-68.