Unfortunately for the Three Rivers boys basketball team, Berrien Springs turned on the afterburners in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s Wolverine West match-up as the Shamrocks grabbed the 52-43 victory.
The Wildcats headed into the fourth quarter of play leading 36-33, on the cusp or earning their first conference victory of the season.
However, the Shamrocks instead dangled the game in front of the Wildcats (2-11, 0-6) before outscoring them 19-7 in the fourth quarter to walk away with the win.
Cam Cottingham was the lone Wildcat that scored in double-digits on the night. He turned in a 13-point effort while adding four boards and two assists.
Trenton Karle was next for Three Rivers, knocking down a couple of 3-balls, which led to his eight points.
Shots from behind the long line certainly helped keep Three Rivers in the contest. The Wildcats were 5-for-13 from 3-point land and 10-for-26 from the field overall.
Berrien Springs improved to 7-6 overall and 2-4 in the league.
Berrien Springs converted just one more shot from the field, but visited the foul line 31 times compared to Three Rivers, which shot 14 free throws.