With 17 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Silo’s Logan Oller scored in the pain to cut Caddo’s lead to 46-44. The Bruins missed an opportunity to extend the lead at the foul line and the Rebels went back to work with less than 15 seconds remaining. Two offensive boards later, Oller brought the game to overtime with a put-back.
Neither team managed a field goal in overtime, with Silo converting 4-of-6 from the foul line for the win.
Early on, Caddo’s Konar Hall had hit a 3-pointer to end the first quarter with a 16-12 lead. Silo answered with a 7-0 run to open the second quarter, but it was their only points of the period. Caddo freshman Kolby Johnson answered with five-straight points and the Bruins ended the half up 23-19.
Silo again kept Caddo off the board for the first few minutes of the third quarter, retaking the lead 24-23. The Bruins outscored Silo 14-7 the last five minutes of the quarter.
Caddo still held a 39-31 lead a couple of minutes into the final period, until Keach Ballard gave the Rebels a spark from the outside. Ballard hit consecutive 3-pointers to cut the lead to two points, and Micah Moore added a 3-pointer minutes later to cut Silo’s lead to 45-42. The Bruins lost two consecutive possessions before Silo took control late.
“The defense turned it up,” said Silo coach Justin Pierce. “It was a big win for us. I thought that this tournament would be a big factor for us for better or worse.”
Johnson led all scorers with 21 points, and was the only Caddo player in double figures. Oller finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Rebels, while Moore added 10 points. Ballard scored eight off the bench.