By Rob Potter
FALLSBURG February 9, 2001 - After suffering a sound defeat Tuesday night, the Fallsburg Comets scored a come-from-behind win Wednesday night.
Putting a 26-point loss to Tri-Valley behind them, Fallsburg (85) rallied in the fourth quarter to post a 60-56 over the visiting Family School (611) Wednesday evening in a non-league contest.
Trailing for most of the game, Fallsburg finally took the lead in the fourth period. A three-pointer by Charles Hinton knotted the score at 53-53 with 4:10 remaining on the clock. After each team failed to score on ensuing possessions, Fallsburgs Donald Frasier drilled a three-pointer to give the Comets a 56-53 lead with two-and-a-half minutes left.
A three-pointer by the Falcons Evan Yakata cut the Comet lead to 58-56 with 1:10 remaining. But because Fallsburg was not yet in the foul-shooting bonus, the Falcons spent the next 55 seconds committing fouls to stop the clock and eventually send the Comets to the charity stripe.
Following the necessary seventh foul, Fallsburgs Charlie Robinson swished both free throws with 15 seconds remaining to give the Comets their four-point win.
Fallsburg coach Paul Marsden was especially happy to see his team get right back in the win column after losing the night before.
Our kids stepped up and it was a good win for them, Marsden said. But the Family School gave us everything we wanted. The game came down to us making our foul shots.
Family School coach Bill Musgrove noted that his team had control for three quarters.
In the fourth quarter they created some turnovers, Musgrove said. And they started hitting three pointers, I think they had four 3s in that quarter. Theyre a good shooting team and Pauls a great coach so you have to give them credit for coming back.
Frasier led all scorers with 19 points, while teammates Charles Hinton and Dennis Arscott added 16 and 12 points respectively.
The Family School offense was paced by Sean Hogan, who netted 12 points on the evening.