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Biggersville rebounds for win at Kossuth
by H. Lee Smith II
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KOSSUTH -- Biggersville rebounded from its free-throw futility.

Daniel Simmons rebounded his own miss from the stripe with under nine seconds to play as the Lions handed Kossuth its first loss of the season with a come-from-behind 86-85 decision on Tuesday.

In the opener, the Lady Aggies jumped out to a 19-8 lead after one quarter at cruised to a 69-46 win.

• The Lions (4-2) connected on just 4-of-11 from the stripe, including 3-of-8 in the final quarter but rallied from what was a 13-point deficit with six minutes remaining.

Biggersvillle tied the contest at 83-83 with 30 seconds left on a bucket by Simmons. Tyran Davis gave BHS the lead by hitting one of two from the line with 20 seconds remaining.

Justin Mills, one of two Aggies to crack the 20-point barrier, countered with a bucket on the other end to put Kossuth (3-1) back on top at 85-84 in the closing seconds.

Simmons, who led all scorers with 32 points, went to the line with 9.6 seconds left. He missed on both tries, but corralled the rebound and put back in the game winner.

Kossuth led 20-8 after one. Behind 39 combined points from Mills and Josh Whitaker in the middle frames, the Aggies held a 72-56 lead heading into the final quarter.

Kossuth finished 17-of-25 from the line and got eight straight points from the line at one point.

Whitaker paced the Aggies with 29 and Mills added 24.

Emmanuel Simmons, Jaylon Gaines and Marquis Watson each scored in double figures for the Lions.

• In the opener, Parrish Tice scored seven points against her old school in the opening period as the Lady Aggies (3-2) jumped out to a 19-8 lead. Rachel Winters, who paced KHS with 22 points, scored five in the second as the Lady Aggies extended their lead to 35-17 at the break.

Tyler Shelley led Biggersville with a game-high 23 points.

Winters scored 11 in each half for Kossuth and had five of her team’s six three-point field goals.

(G) Kossuth 69, Biggersville 46

Biggersville 8 9 21 8 -- 46

Kossuth 19 16 19 15 -- 69

BIGGERSVILLE (46): Tyler Shelley 23, Jada Tubbs 11, Taylor Beth Nash 4, Savannah Davis 4, Malaika Stovall 2, Audrey Crump 2.

KOSSUTH (69): Rachel Winters 22, Parrish Tice 13, Baylee Turner 8, Jordan Dickson 8, Marlee Sue Bradley 6, Darbie Coleman 4, Kasey McKee 3, Shelbi Barnes 2, Brooke Switcher 2, Lacy Essary 1.

3-Pointers: (B) Shelley, Tubbs. (K) Winters 5, McKee.

Records: Biggersville 0-5, Kossuth 3-2

(B) Biggersville 86, Kossuth 85

Biggersville 8 27 21 30 -- 86

Kossuth 20 25 27 13 -- 85

BIGGERSVILLE (86): Daniel Simmons 32, Emmanuel Simmons 15, Jaylon Gaines 12, Marquis Watson 10, Tyran Davis 7, Shaun Watson 6, Blake Stacy 4.

KOSSUTH (85): Josh Whitaker 29, Justin Mills 24, Emmitt Burke 10, Stegan Smith 9, Matt Stewart 6, Brandon Grayson 4, Levi Burcham 3.

3-Pointers: (B) D. Simmons 2. (K) Mills 2, Burcham, Smith.

Records: Biggersville 4-2, Kossuth 3-1
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