Dragons Bounce Back With Region 5 Overtime Win Against Oil City

Warren's J.T. Blum. Photo by Patrick Crants.

OIL CITY, Pa. – Warren battled back in the second half to force overtime and held off Oil City, 62-59, handing the Oilers their first Region 5 loss.

Jake Hornbeck was fouled with less than five seconds to play on a 3-point attempt for Oil City, knocking down all three free throws to force overtime, 53-53.

In the extra session, Warren’s Owen Becker went 4-of-4 from the free-throw line, Tommy Nyquist drilled a three and J.T. Blum also had a key bucket.

Blum led four Warren players in double figures with 14 points, while Parks Ordiway had 13 and Nyquist and Becker 12 each. Blum scored nine of his points in the fourth quarter/overtime.

The win snapped a mini two-game slide for the Dragons, coming off tough setbacks to Fairview and DuBois.

Judias Johnson had a monster game for Oil City, pouring in a game-high 26 points on nine made field goals and an 8-of-12 effort from the free-throw line.

Hornbeck added 10 points for Oil City.

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