By Brian Nielsen

Jaylen Middleton’s two free throws with 3.7 seconds remaining lifted Mattoon to a 36-35 win over Mahomet-Seymour in Tuesday’s junior varsity boys’ basketball game.

The Green Wave trailed 35-32 before Pierce Farmer drew a charging fouls and Kegan Kirts’ basketball made it a one-point game.

Mattoon got the ball back, and Cooper Bergstrom made a backdoor pass to Middleton who was fouled on a shot attempt.

Middleton converted both foul shots, giving him 15 points and the JV Wave the winning margin.

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MATTOON: Cardwell 2 0-0 4, Carter Smith 1 0-0 2, Middleton 4 5-9 15, Wetzel 1 0-0 3, Caughran 0-0-0, Farmer 2 0-0 5, Bergstrom 1 0-0 3, Williams 2 0-3 4. Totals 13 5-13 36. 3-point goals: Middleton 2 Wetzel, Farmer, Bergstrom.