After falling behind by as many as nine points in the first half, the Belleville Wildcats took their first lead four seconds before halftime and never relinquished it, cruising to a 77-54 Senior Night win over Cambridge on Friday night.
Cambridge jumped out to a 10-1 lead, with Jack Nikolay scoring eight of the first 10 points of the game. Cambridge used four first-half threes to stay in front most of the half.
Belleville used 12 made free throws to close the gap towards the end of the first half, and Kody Fahey trained a three with four seconds left until halftime to pull Belleville in front for the first time all night 31-30. The shot gave Fahey a team-high 13 points in the first half.
Belleville's outside shooting only got hotter from there, as the Syse twins took turns piling in the points. Carson Syse scored a season-high 24 points, all in the second half, making six three-pointers. Brother Trevor had 13 of his 20 points on the night in the second half as well, pushing the tempo and helping the Wildcats pull away.
Nikolay ended up with a team-high 20 points for Cambridge, with Andrew Downing adding 14.
It was Belleville's first conference win of the season, moving their record to 7-4 on the year and 1-2 in the Capitol South. Cambridge saw its four-game winning streak come to an end, as its record fell to 5-7 overall and 2-1 in the conference.