The Shiners defense didn’t show up until the 4th quarter Friday night at Hauser but when it did the Shiners came storming back from a 14 point deficit and closed to within 2 points late in the game but not get over the hump and lost 59-55. Wesley Riders long ball shot from 3/4 court to end the 1st quarter gave the Shiners a 13-11 lead. Unfortunately a flat 2nd and 3rd quarters found the Shiners trailing by 13 going into the 4th quarter. The Shiner defense finally turned up the heat in the 4th quarter winning the frame 24 to 15 but it was not enough. The Shiners trailed by 3 with 12 seconds left as they had the ball approaching half court. With 9 seconds left Coach Rick Scholl called for a timeout to set up one last play. As Coach Scholl called the time out Senior Guard Noah Pflum dished the ball to Senior Forward Wesley Rider who drained a 3 pointer that was waived off as the timeout was granted. The Shiners in bounded the ball and turned it over on a questionable over and back call at mid court. After a quick foul, the Jets went up by 4 and the Shiners were only able to get up a desperation 3 pointer at the buzzer that would not have been enough. The Shiners were led by Noah Pflum with 19 points, 12 in the 4th quarter, Wesley Rider with 13 and Nick Koons had 12. The Shiner completed their regular season campaign at 10-12 and now have a date with the defending 1A State Champion Morristown Yellow Jackets in the opening game of Sectional 60 at Southwestern (Shelby) on Tuesday night, February 26 at 7:00pm.