Versailles  finished on the wrong end of a nail bitter for the second night in a row, as they fell to Osage 53-51.


Versailles  finished on the wrong end of a nail bitter for the second night in a row, as they fell to Osage 53-51.
The Tigers got on the board first, and managed to outpace Osage 8-2 over the opening four minutes of the game. The Indians got 3-point shots from junior guard Al Mistler and senior Aaron Williams late in the first quarter, but Versailles led 12-8 heading into the second quarter.
The Indians made a run late in the second frame, as they outscored Versailles 10-7 over the final three minutes of the half, but the Tigers held a 27-25 lead at intermission.
Osage took the lead in the third quarter, as they went on an impressive 12-4 run midway through the period, and they owned a 40-38 lead heading into the final eight minutes of the game.
The Tiger's Dalton Sidebottom hit a three-point shot at the 1:10 point of the fourth quarter to give Versailles a two point lead; but Osage took the lead for good when Matt Beckum hit a lay-up and a free throw with just 16 seconds left in the game.
Beckum led Osage with 16 points, Cody Brown added 9 points and Jordan Stull scored 7.
Sidebottom led Versailles with 14 points, Aaron Bolton added 10 points and Josh Klein scored 8.
The Versailles loss puts them in the consolation game on Saturday against Warsaw at 5 p.m.