By Ralph Zamora and Carina Dominguez
The game was competitive the whole time with both teams scoring back to back points and it resulted in an Ace Hardware win 44-42.
Ace Hardware started off strong with a three pointer. Then Zaire Hayes (#4) grabbed a steal for Truly Nolen.
Aiden Tesley (#8) made a layup and drew the foul for Ace. He also made the extra point. Then Truly Nolen’s Mateo Pichardo (#2) made a nice assist to Hayes.
Ace Hardware’s Alexis Duran (#2) blocked a shot but Truly Nolen was up 24-23 at the half.
Going into the 3rdquarter this head to head match up continued to push the foul count.
Truly Nolen’s Ezra Jacobs (#11) had a block then Israel Varela (#12) hit a three pointer for Ace.
Jaiden Sanders (#9) hit the last shot in the 3rdquarter for Ace to bring the score to 34-34 going into the 4thquarter.
Sanders started the 4thwith a steal. Varela was fouled and missed the free throw with three seconds left in the game but they were up and won the game.