Burghers prevail in clutch overtime battle

Frye with 33 points and Pfau with 27 points led the offensive show, highlighted by Bolton's three-point shots which frustrated the Burghers defense, Coach Schloss said.

"It was unbelievable," he said. "Whenever we were up 8, 10 or 12 points, they'd throw three-pointers on us. We went into a tight 2-3 zone then lightened up into a 1-2-3 to fight it, but they still shot them," he said. "We were in their face, but they still hit their threes."

Eagle Coach Dave Montero said his team enjoyed their long-distance firepower.

"The threes kept us in the game," he said.

Fouls, however, may have shut them out. Bolton committed four fouls in the game's opening minutes, and had several players in foul trouble early on.

At the end of the first quarter, Montero switched to a zone defense, helping contain the flurry of fouls.

But by the end of regulation, Bolton lost two starters, plus a third during overtime. Warrensburg, however, had no foul-outs, although two starters finished with four infractions.

Backing up Frye's blistering offense were Belden with 11 points, Joseph with 10, Curtis with 7, Sophomore Hunter Werner with 4 and Senior Ben Nicols with 2.

For Bolton, Pfau was assisted by Senior Matt Peterson with 11, Freshman Bill Smith with 10, Junior Tyler Calzada with 8, and Sophomore Mitchell Jordan, Junior Matt Smith and Senior Dan Brown with 3 and Junior Caleb Kneeshaw, 1.

Burgher Coach Rich Schloss complimented Bolton's aggressive play and blistering offense.

"Bolton has a really good squad," he said. "They'll do very well this year."

Normally stingy with compliments, Schloss added that he was proud of his own squad's two last-second, come-from-behind scrambles which showed their tenacity.

"Our team just never gave up - our players could have quit but we fought back and won," he said, adding praise for Hunter Werner, who off the bench hit two critical shots. "And Brendan Frye really 'lit it up' with 33 points - it was fun, but we have a lot of work to do for the season."

Bolton has a full schedule ahead, with a matchup against Crown Point Friday, Westport on Monday and Lake Placid on Tuesday, Montero said.

"Warrensburg's a tough team with their experienced returning Seniors," he said adding praise for the Burghers. "They'll be contending for the championship in the Adirondack League West Division."

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