Ethan Ketterman hit a buzzer-beating lay-up to beat Riverton, 38-36 in overtime on Friday night.

Ethan Ketterman hit a buzzer-beating lay-up to beat Riverton, 38-36 in overtime on Friday night.
With less than 10 seconds remaining in overtime, Joe Saia jumped in front of a pass and flipped it down to Ketterman who laid in the game winner.
“It was just an awesome steal,” Ketterman said. “Then he looked up and saw me in the corner of his eye and he threw it down court. It was pretty exciting moment.”
That play was merely the cap of a string of big defensive plays. Buster Reddick tied the game at 36 with 1:19 remaining in regulation. There was not another score until game winner. 
Saia led all scorers with 21 points. Hayden Wilson led for Riverton with eight. Frontenac improves to 4-9 overall while Riverton falls to 5-6. After losing a string of close games earlier this season, head coach Paul Colton said it was nice to pick up the win. Especially over a team that won the Lancer Classic last week.
“We’ve been talking about that all year,” Colton said. “We battle and we play hard. We just have trouble getting the ball to fall for us late in the game. Tonight that changed for us.”
Riverton missed a pair of free throws to start the extra period. The Rams picked up their own rebound but Saia grabbed a steal with 2:43. However, the Raiders turned the ball back over on an out of bounds call 10 seconds later. The teams traded possessions including a blocked shot by Riverton’s Brad Hefley. Riverton called timeout with 13.9 seconds during their final possession.
“We forced them to make a play,” Colton said. “They didn’t and we did.”
The Raiders had been making plays throughout the second half. The Raiders came in from halftime and cut a 27-17 deficit to 32-21 going in the fourth quarter.
“That was huge,” Colton said. “That’s what we talked about at halftime. We wanted to get it within five going into the fourth quarter to make it reasonable. The kids came out in the fourth quarter and just battled.”
That third quarter included a 7-0 run capped off by a three-point goal from Shannon Wiseman that cut the Riverton lead to 32-31. The Raiders finally tied the game at 34 with 2:44 left in regulation. Saia had three more steals before the end of regulation.

Frontenac 60-37
Hannah Ketterman broke out of a shooting slump on Friday night.
And scored 36 points in the process.
“She says she’s been in a slump lately,” said head coach Jeremy Rakes. “I don’t know how you can be in a slump when you average 19 points a game, but she holds herself to such a high standard that she’ll call it a slump.”
Her 36 points helped Frontenac cruise to a 60-37 win over Riverton on Friday night.
“She just settled down and focused,” Rakes said. “She’s good about fixing it herself, if she feels she’s got a problem. She’s a great competitor and player.”
The Raiders improved to 10-3 on the season with the win. Riverton fell to 5-6.
After a grueling schedule last week at the Lancer Classic, Ketterman said it was nice to get Tuesday off and play at home.
“I think having that two-day break, it helped our whole team out a lot. Not just me,” she said. “And playing in our own gym where you have the home crowd and you’re used to everything, it’s nice.”
Rakes echoed that sentiment.
“Honestly, I think this break really helped us after the classic,” he said. “We used that to our advantage. Girls that were sore used that time to recover. We had a great practice yesterday and the girls really had their eyes set on starting the league with a victory.”

Frontenac boys 38, Riverton 36, overtime
RIVERTON (36) — Cody Paine 6, Hayden Wilson 8, Brad Hefley 7, Nick Smith 4, Preston Combs 3, Eric Long 6, Matt Tyree 2.
FRONTENAC (38) — Joe Saia 21, Buster Reddick 7, Ethan Ketterman 4, Josh Garcia 2, Tanner Mendicki 2, Shannon Wiseman 3.
Riverton    15   12   5   4   0 — 36
Frontenac    7   10   14   5   2 — 38

Frontenac girls 60, Riverton 37
RIVERTON (37) — Rachel Wilson 12, Carleigh Hall 8, Taylor Price 6, Kotye Mallatt 5, Brittany Fisher 2, Aubry Dodge 2, Lacie McNett 2.
FRONTENAC (60) — Hannah Ketterman 36, Emily Barto 8, Jena Standlee 5, Ashton Warrick 3, Meghan Winden 3, Taylor Seward 2, Katlie Brynds 2, Alyssa Snow 1.
Riverton    6   12   6   13 — 37
Frontenac    20   22   12   6 — 60