The Jamestown boys basketball team may have been down but they were definitely not out Thursday night against the Pilot Grove Tigers in the semifinal round of the Wildcat Classic in Slater.
Trailing 36-32 after three quarters, the Eagles rallied back with a 12-3 advantage in the final period to beat Pilot Grove 44-39.
“We suffered a tough loss tonight against a solid Jamestown squad,” said Pilot Grove coach Derek Skaggs. “Our kids put forth a great effort and we were just a couple big plays here and there from grasping momentum to hold on to a victory.  There are many moving parts for us at times and we are headed in the right direction. I know that our confidence will continue to grow daily for the upcoming weeks. We learn from last night and move on to better days.”
Pilot Grove, dropping to 4-9 on the season, led Jamestown 14-12 after first period’s end but was outscored 11-8 in the second quarter to trail 23-22 at the half. Meanwhile, in the third period, the Tigers held a 14-9 advantage to go up by four at 36-32 only to have Jamestown rally back with a nine-point difference in the final period.
Christian Snyder had 13 points and Mack Sorrells 10 for Jamestown.
For Pilot Grove, Bailey Quint tossed in 16 points. Kealin Vinson and Cole Meisenheimer each had five points while Bo Vinson added four, Hayden Krumm three and Dylan Schupp, Dade Christy and Seth Blumhorst each with two.