Crest Ridge hit 9 of 11 free throws in the fourth quarter to hold off visiting Orrick 62-56 in an I-70 Conference meeting at Centerview.
The Bearcats spent most of the third quarter trying to erase a 10-point deficit. By the end of the third period, Orrick trailed by a bucket.
Both teams exchanged leads throughout the final 8 minutes, with Crest Ridge’s free throw shooting pushing the Cougars over the top as the home team outscored the Bearcats 20-16.
Orrick, already short-handed with Aaron Blyth out due to illness, lost two more starters in the fourth quarter as Ty Griffin and Cameron McGlothlin fouled out.
Full story is in the Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 edition of The Daily News.