Cole Camp Wins In Thriller To Avenge Loss

By: 
Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
Cole Camp’s Ruvin Garbuzov, Cole Camp’s 6’6" center, hit a layup on a pass from Ethan Ives under the basket with less than a second remaining to give Cole Camp the 82-80 victory over Versailles in a wild one on Friday night in Cole Camp.
Earlier in the season, Cole Camp lost by two to Versailles in the finals of the Stover tournament after jumping out to a 16-2 lead. This time around, it was fairly close throughout the contest except for a run by both teams with Versailles pressing full court throughout the game.
Head coach Kevin Shearer commented later, "This was the type of game that we needed to improve with the districts coming up.”
The Cole Camp guards played better than in their first meeting and with 6’4" Ethan Ives at center court, they were able to break the press on most occasions.  Ives, whose passing made a difference throughout the contest, commented, "This game will boost our morale.”
As always, Versailles was blessed with the play of 30 ppg. scorer, Coby Williams, who passed Barry Laurie as the second leading scorer in the history of Versailles basketball. Williams had 43 on the night.
It was 24-21 after one with the Tigers in front. Versailles would lead by 11 at 39-28. However, with the fast paced action, the score didn’t remain there long as Cole Camp would come charging back to tie the game at 41 apiece going into half time. 
In the third, Cole Camp would try to pull away as they led 55-46. In a game where both teams would pickoff passes like in a football game, Coby Williams and company would come roaring back. Williams would either drive to the basket with his quick first step or bomb a three from the outside.
Former Warsaw coach Jason Ollison, now head coach at Versailles, would comment, "Coby is not just a good basketball player but he is a very special young man.”
Asked about the pace of the game and their upcoming district, Coach Ollison went on to say, “The Tri-County is like this every night. If we win our district, we will go to the Final Four as Blair Oaks and Father Tolton, the top teams in Class 3 are in our district.”
The one-two punch of Kaden Harms with 29 and Landon Baalman with 33 points natural kept Varsailles off balance all night long. They also were outstanding from the free throw line with Harms going 10-11 and Baalman 9-11.
Versailles fell to 11-12  on the season. Cole Camp moved to 19-4.
COLE CAMP (82): Baalman 33, Harms 29, Ives 7, Garbovoz 12, Orelrich 1
VERSAILLES (80): Williams 43, Morrison 10, Bell 3, Zolecki 10, Newton 11,Walter 1 Gulyayer 2

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