The Oliver Ames boys' basketball team just couldn't seem to get the ball rolling Tuesday night in Falmouth.
More specifically, the Tigers couldn't seem to get the ball to roll into the basket.
"There were some transition opportunities that we just didn’t get," Oliver Ames coach Don Byron said. "We started missing layups. We started getting our hands on things and getting some good follow-up opportunities and we fumbled those. So, we really did some things where you could see we were fighting ourselves a lot on the offensive end."
No. 17 OA fell in the preliminary round of the Massachusetts Div. 2 South Sectionals on the road against No. 16 Falmouth, 62-46.
The Clippers, who will move on to play at No. 1 Scituate 7 p.m. Thursday, were finally able to get past the Tigers. Falmouth fell to OA in last year's state tournament.
"They came down here last year and they beat us," Falmouth coach Paul Lundberg said. "They shot the ball well in our gym. I think the difference this year is they didn’t make the shots and they’re a good shooting team, so we’re fortunate. I think [we] mixed it up on defense.
"They’re a very well-coached, great basketball program," Lundberg said of OA. "It’s been a great basketball program for a long time, so [this win] was nice."
Falmouth was led by senior point guard Andrew McGill, who finished with 23 points. Senior Nate Steele added 14 points off the bench and senior center Kyle Kasprzyk earned 11 points.