WARREN - When the score was tied going into the overtime between John F. Kennedy and Holy Name, Kennedy coach Shawn Pompelia knew his team was ready for the next four minutes.
They were. And they made the shots to prove it.
Down with 2 minutes left in regulation, the Eagles rallied to tie the game, then outscored the the Green Wave in the extra period to come away with the 62-58 victory.
"It came down to guts and heart," Pompelia said. "We were down with 2 minutes left, we were down by four. These kids really made some big shots to send it to overtime.
"I looked in their eyes before the overtime started, and I knew they were ready for the next four minutes."
In overtime, a multitude of players made the game a win for the Eagles. Robert Seger was a big reason, as he finished with 15 points and was a perfect 6 of 6 from the line in overtime.
Over the course of the game, senior Dominic Naples was the hot hand for Kennedy. He shot 50 percent from the floor and was perfect from the line in a 26 point effort. John Hilty recorded a double double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
"Hilty made some big points and some big shots for us tonight," Pompelia said. "Dominic Naples had 26 and did an excellent job of picking his shots. Then you have Seger. Here's a young man who didn't play at the beginning of the year, decided to come back to play and made all six of his free throws in overtime."
The Eagles now improve to 3-3 on the season, 1-1 in the North Coast League. Holy Name fell to 3-3.
Kennedy is next in action on Dec. 26 as it travels to East Palestine.