- Last Updated on 08:00 AM 03/25/13
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
The tournament championship game for the Halifax County Midget Basketball League was between the last-place Nuggets and the first-place Bulls.
Normally this situation equals a walk in the park for the first place team, but not this time. The Bulls staggered back their bench at the end of the first quarter, after the Nuggets double their offensive output to get things going.
The Nuggets deliberately slowed the game down to stay in the game against the fast Bulls, and it seemed to work, as they moved into the second period.
The next period was just more of the same as the Nuggets added to their lead. After the break, a determined Bulls team mounted a comeback.
The buzzer sounded to end the third quarter, and the Bulls still trailed, but they have cut into the lead. The chess game continued in the final period, with the Bulls and Nuggets going at each other for seven minutes.
The Bulls walked away league champions as time expired, but the Nuggets almost pulled off the upset of the season.
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