Smithson Valley boys basketball

Ethan Ortiz pulls up for a jump shot for Smithson Valley against San Marcos Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022 at Spring Branch Middle School.

SPRING BRANCH — After losing seven of its last eight contests, Smithson Valley boys basketball bounced back, defeating Pieper in a 64-62 overtime thriller at home.

The contest was a grudge match between both teams, with the Rangers trailing for most of the game until the final minute of regulation. The Warriors tied it at 52-52, forcing the extra period, but Smithson Valley rallied to grab a slight edge and the win.

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