By Gene Helfman
Special to the Islands’ Weekly
Both boys and girls basketball teams fell just short of pulling out wins against the Grace Academy Eagles on Dec. 9.
After trailing most of the game, the Lobos girls pulled even and went up 31-29 with four minutes left. The Eagles then pulled away to finish 39-31.
Lopez Boys also trailed through most of the first three quarters, and were down 29-22 at the beginning of the final period.
A furious back-and-forth of rebounding and fast breaks, and a timely 3 pointer by Chase Schober, evened the game at 37 with 1:43 left. Regulation ended in a 39-39 tie. With the game in overtime, Grace slipped past to win 44-42.