The Pennant

Boys Basketball: Applegate buzzer-beater beats Riley

Indiana All-Star Candidate Noah Applegate hit a buzzer-beater putback to give the Penn Kingsmen a stunning 63-61 victory against South Bend Riley in a clash of Northern Indiana Conference high school boys basketball unbeatens on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.

Penn is now 8-0 in the NIC (14-2 overall). Riley is 7-1 in the NIC (15-3 overall).

Applegate finished with a double-double – 29 points and 16 rebounds.

Drew Lutz, who is also an Indiana All-Star Candidate, scored 14 points and dished out five assists.

Kegan Hoskins scored eight points and Beau Ludwick scored six points.

Penn led by as many as 18 points, but was outscored 25-9 in the fourth quarter.

PENN 63: Carter Hickey 2, Drew Lutz 14, Beau Ludwick 6, Richard Brooks 4, Derek Derda 0, Noah Applegate 29, Kegan Hoskins 8. TOTALS 25 12-16 62.

Riley 61: Chris Gitau 0, Braylon Gidon 2, Trevor Fortune 2, Gabe Johnson 20, Blake Wesley 20, Jalen Jennings 7, Jathen Spicer 2, Tyson Lee 0, Jackson Copley 8, Dejon Barney 2, Jacquoi Ulmer 0. TOTALS 26 7-12 61.

PENN 22 19 11 9 — 63

Riley 15 11 10 25 — 61

Three-pointers: PENN 1 (Beau Ludwick 1), Riley 2 (Johnson 1, Jennings 1).