Over the years Western Christian of Hull has been involved in some of the more memorable games at the state tournament. You can now add bizarre to the list. Making its first appearance at state since 1952, Danville took advantage of a late technical foul to stun the second-seeded Indians 60-56. Danville used a 14-0 run to start the third quarter to build a 15-point lead but Western came roaring back and appeared to take the lead on a Tony Reitsma shot in the lane with 11 seconds remaining. But the basket was waved off due to traveling and Reitsma was given a “T” after slamming the ball to the ground. Danville leading scorer Jake Wenig had trouble watching the final minutes after fouling out with two-13 remaining, but he says he had faith in that his team would pull through. Western coach Jim Eekhoff says he and the rest of his team is in a state of shock about the late technical against Reitsma. Western was held to just 33-percent shooting and made only 10 of 17 from the foul line. Eekhoff says it’s disappointing, but there’s not much he can do about it. The win is the first ever for Danville at the state tournament as they advance to Thursday’s class 2A semifinals.
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