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Fredonia Wins Thriller over Neodesha


Another exciting chapter was added to the Wilson County rivalry as the Fredonia Yellowjackets beat Neodesha Blue Streaks 63-56 in overtime Friday night.


Neodesha started off the game with a 9-0 run that was followed up by a 10-2 run for Fredonia and the team would trade score until Bryson Harvey buried a 3-pointer from the right corner to make it 13 all at the end of the first.


Both teams had trouble finding their footing in the second quarter but Neodesha looked like they were going to end the quarter with a six-point lead until Fredonia's Zach Ramsey wowed the entire gym.


The teams would trade blows in the 2nd half with neither team getting more than a 3-point lead at any point and nothing was solved after 32 minutes as the score was deadlocked at 54. In the overtime, period Fredonia outscored Neodesha 9-2 on the strength of solid free throw shooting to earn the win.


Fredonia was led by Zach Ramsey who had 17 points followed by Jermiah Couch with 14 points. Neodesha was paced by Maddux Johnson who had a game-high 19 points with Tristan Arnold adding 15 points from the bench.


Fredonia hosts Douglass Tuesday at home while Neodesha will participate in the Wildcat Classic beginning on Monday at Yates Center.

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