YORK — Bruning-Davenport-Shickley’s Ryan Tegtmeier showed what good players do.

Tegtmeier led his team in scoring and hit clutch free throws. The senior scored 28 points and was 16 of 17 from the free-throw line, including 7 of 8 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Class D-1 No. 8 Eagles over D-2 No. 2 Giltner 47-40 in the Crossroads Conference championship game Friday at the York City Auditorium.

“He’s a good enough ball-handler and a good enough passer that it’s hard to take the ball away from him,” BDS coach Fred Kluck said. “That makes all the difference in the world. The other team’s presses are hard to run and he allowed us not to panic because we trust him so much.”

Giltner coach Matt Drew said Tegtmeier had a great game against the Hornets.

“He’s the complete player,” Drew said. “It seemed like he hit all his free throws. He about did it all for them tonight.”

Tegtmeier scored 14 of BDS’ 28 first-half points as the Eagles built a 28-13 lead with 1 minute, 30 seconds left in the second quarter.

But Giltner did make a push to end the half. A Ryan Kleier basket and a Jake Findley 3-pointer brought the Hornets back to within 28-18 at the break.

Giltner continued to claw back in the third quarter in scoring the first 10 points, completed by a Garrett Poppen basket to tie the game at 28-all.

After Tegtmeier broke the tie with a pair of free throws, Giltner took a 32-30 lead on two Dustin Hastings’ free throws and a Dylan Hinrichs’ basket.

But BDS responded with a 5-0 run to end the third quarter on a Grant Norder basket, while Tegtmeier nailed three free throws to take a 35-32 lead going into the final quarter.

Kluck said the Eagle response was big.

“We knew Giltner was going to make a run,” Kluck said. “We just had to weather it and that’s what the kids did right there.”

Giltner could never tie the game in going 3 of 14 from the field in the final quarter, while the Eagles hit 10 of 12 free throws to put the game away.

Drew said there have been games this season just like this one where the Hornets just couldn’t finish. In Giltner’s win over Osceola in the semifinals Thursday, the Hornets about gave up a 17-point lead and held on for a 44-42 victory.

“The comeback and keeping the lead was the hard part. We rallied and took the lead on them but we just didn’t finish and that’s been the story of our season,” Drew said. “In a few of the games we’ve won, we would have big leads and other teams would come back and make it interesting. But for the most part, I think we are getting better game in and game out.”

Dylan Hinrichs led Giltner with 10 points, while Kleier added eight points in the loss.

BDS 47, Giltner 40

GILTNER (14-3)

Hastings 2-9 3-4 7, Hawthrone 3-9 1-4 7, Kleier 4-11 0-0 8, Findley 2-4 0-0 6, Hinrichs 0-1 0-0 0, D. Hinrichs 4-9 0-1 10, Poppen 1-2 0-4 2. Totals 16-45 4-13 40

BDS (15-3)

Christensen 2-3 1-2 6, Ri. Tegtmeier 1-3 1-1 3, Ry. Tegtmeier 6-16 16-17 28, Schoenholz 0-1 0-0 0, Schardt 0-2 0-0 0, Rohr 0-0 2-2 2, Norder 3-7 0-1 8. Totals 12-32 20-22 47

Giltner.......................4 14 14 8—40

BDS........................15 13 7 12—47

3-pointers – G, 4-14 (Findley 2-3, D. Hinrichs 2-5, Hawthrone 0-2, Hastings 0-4); BDS, 3-7 ( Norder 2-4, Christensen 1-1, R. Tegtmeier 0-2). Rebounds – G, 27 (Hastings, D. Hinrichs 7); BDS 29 (Rohr 10). Turnovers – G, 8; BDS, 9. Fouled out – Kleier.

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