Heat take over first place with OT win

Jared Silvia (left) and Brant Silvia try to thwart the Heat's John Neto. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

Lucas Brewer hit back to back three-pointers and Tim Scott added what proved to be the winning free throw as the Heat took over sole possession of first place in the RCBL with a 96-95 overtime win over the Bulls Monday night in Edgartown.

The teams came into the game tied atop the standings at 3-1. The Heat broke open a close game to lead 70-55 heading into the final period. With the Heat ahead 81-63, the Bulls reeled off a 17-0 run, closing to within one. Last week, the Bulls came from 20 points down after three quarters to beat the Suns on Brant Silvia’s buzzer-beating trey.

The teams were tied 85-85 after regulation. Jack Fielding sank a three for the Bulls and Lucas Brewer drained two more to give the Heat a 95-92 lead. Tim Scott then hit one of two from the line. The Bulls’ Steve Franklin closed out the game with a trey at the buzzer but it was not enough.

Scott led the Heat with 19 points, followed by John Netto (18), Lucas Brewer (17) and Will Fielding (13). Brant Silvia scored 29 for the Bulls, followed by Jack Fielding (20), Anthony Johnson (18), Ben Ford (11), and Jared Silvia (10).

In the nightcap, the Lakers (2-3) topped the Suns, 90-83. Sterling Bishop was the leading Laker on the scoresheet with 30 points. Lamar Moreis had 16 points and Damon Mello added 14. Heath Estrella and James Rolston each scored 10. Jade Cash (33 points) and Asil Cash (32) had the hot hands for the Suns (1-4).