The Fenton varsity boys basketball team has been in its share of close Metro League contests this season.

On Friday, it looked like the Tigers may break that trend.

Fenton outscored Kearsley 23-8 in the third quarter, taking a 42-32 lead into the final eight minutes, looking like a squad ready to earn a convincing home win.

It didn’t happen. Kearsley outscored the Tigers 15-4 in the final quarter and scored the final seven points of the contest, earning a tight 47-46 victory at Fenton High School.

“We were up by 10 with two minutes to go and lost,” Fenton varsity boys basketball coach Chad Logan said. “We didn’t do the things we needed to down the stretch that would’ve enabled us to win the ball game. The last two or three minutes of the game we didn’t take care of the ball and Kearsley converted.”

The Tigers (5-6, 6-8) led 9-7 after one quarter, but the Hornets got hot in the second quarter, taking a 24-19 lead into the half. Fenton put together a 23-point third quarter with Addison McIntosh scoring 10 points in the third quarter. Jacob Boulay and Alec Kussro also had two treys during the quarter as Fenton took a 42-32 lead into the fourth. However, the offense went cold in the fourth, resulting in the loss.

“This one was a tough one to swallow,” Logan said.

McIntosh led the Tigers with 15 points while Boulay had 13 points.

Brylon Silvas and Gequez Pano led Kearsley with 10 points each.

Fenton travels to Clio on Monday and hosts Owosso on Tuesday.

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