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Gary West Side holds on late in win over Michigan City

2013-12-07T21:30:00Z 2013-12-14T00:45:08Z Gary West Side holds on late in win over Michigan CityMichael Raines Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
December 07, 2013 9:30 pm  • 

GARY | A valiant comeback effort ended just short for Michigan City, as host West Side outlasted the Wolves.

Jare Culover delivered the dagger late on a big breakaway dunk with a minute remaining, and the Times No. 9 Cougars held on for a 43-38 win.

Michigan City never led but rallied in the fourth quarter to tie it twice before the Cougars closed it out.

Jaronde Boyd’s 3-pointer from the corner with just over six minutes remaining became the game's first tie since the opening tip. At one point, West Side held a double-digit lead.

A dunk by the Wolves' Keenan Simmons tied it again at 37-37.

West Side responded, taking the lead for good on a putback by Arnold Wilson.

After a West Side steal on the Wolves’ ensuing possession, Wilson had a chance to build the lead on a fast break. Instead, he went down near the end line with an apparent injury and did not return. He finished with a game-high 15 points.

In Wilson’s absence, Kirk Myricks hit a pair of free throws at the two-minute mark to put The Cougars up 41-37. Culover’s dunk a minute later sealed the win. Culover scored 14 for West Side, joining Wilson in double-figures.

Simmons led Michigan City with 12 points and a game-high seven rebounds. Boyd added seven points and a pair of assists.

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