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Montezuma will return home from the Class 1A Boys State High School Basketball Tournament with the fourth place trophy, after losing to St. Mary’s of Remsen 50-49 Thursday in the 1A third place game.
St. Mary’s Spencer Schorg made two free throws with 13 seconds left in regulation to give the Hawks a 50-48 lead. On Montezuma’s ensuing possession, Cole Watts drove to the basket, missed his shot, but was fouled with 1.9 seconds to play. Watts made the first free throw, but missed the second. St. Mary’s got the rebound and the game was over.
Sophomore Trey Shearer led Montezuma (22-3) with 23 points. Senior Hunter Ray added 13 points and 8 rebounds.
Schorg has 14 points to lead St. Mary’s (21-7).