Basketball, Boys: Varsity defeats Hotchkiss

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Inspired by a raucous “white-out” crowd overflowing in every section of the home bleachers, Deerfield beat a resilient Hotchkiss team to notch its second “Class A” victory of the season.  After building double-digit leads in both the first and second halves, Deerfield saw Hotchkiss mount multiple comebacks, as the Bearcats ultimately whittled down what seemed like an insurmountable ten point lead with two minutes left into a one-possession game at the final buzzer.  Jackson Mannix led the way with 25 points for the Big Green, while Coleman Shea controlled the defensive glass as Deerfield’s leading rebounder.  Will Santos took the ball hard to the rim to complete a three-point play late in the game, a momentum-shifting moment that stymied Hotchkiss’ final serious challenge.