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Nickel leads East Rock to thrilling win over EMHS

Published: Jan. 25, 2021 at 10:41 PM EST
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Tyler Nickel scored 38 points to lead East Rockingham to a 67-66 victory over Eastern Mennonite Monday night in Elkton.

Nickel’s biggest bucket of the game came with 8.9 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. With East Rock trailing by one, Nickel drove to the hoop and scored to give the Eagles a one-point lead. The Flames would have a chance to win the game in the final seconds but they could not get a shot off.

East Rock’s Kyle Evick recorded a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Eastern Mennonite was led in scoring by Adam Hatter, who poured in 21 points. Trey Gillenwater added 16 points for the Flames.

East Rockingham and Eastern Mennonite are considered to be two of the best boys basketball programs in the Shenandoah Valley and the entire Commonwealth of Virginia.

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