Canon-McMillan Stuns Bethel Park With Come-From-Behind Victory

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Through three quarters, the Canon-McMillan at Bethel Park Boys Basketball game on Tuesday night had the makings of a blowout, favoring the home team.

That didn’t phase the Big Macs as they stormed back for a 58-57 victory. Canon-McMillan trailed by as many as 21 points in the second half and entered the fourth quarter down by 15. The Big Macs outscored the Black Hawks 25-9 in the final eight minutes, including the go-ahead basket with just over a minute left by senior Kenyon Lewis. Lewis scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter.

Also having a big quarter for the Big Macs was senior Jason Fowlkes. Fowles scored 11 points as well in the quarter, and finished with a team-high 19 points.

The Black Hawks built a big lead early on thanks to their 3-point shooting. They finished with 10 3-pointers, led by junior Alex Mullen and sophomore Tommy DiRienzo with four each. Mullen finished with a game-high 20 points and DiRienzo had 16.

The win was the 12th straight for the Big Macs, who improve to 16-1 overall and 8-1 in Section 2-6A. They are tied for first place with Mt. Lebanon. Canon-McMillan will be back in action on Friday when they host Connellsville at 7:30 p.m.

Bethel Park drops to 10-7 overall and third place in the section with a 6-4 record. The Black Hawks will travel to Connellsville next Tuesday for a 7:30 p.m. start.

Both teams have already clinched a playoff berth.