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Fever's Season Falls Just Short Against Pioneers, 57-54

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WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, Penn - A 52-yard field goal attempt by Tri-Cities kicker Ryan Cesca didn't have enough distance as the Fever's season ends with a 57-54 loss to the Pioneers.

The Fever had the ball with 1:00 left in the game on the 5 yard line.  They got into trouble early on 4th and 5 with :44 left, but Collin Drafts was able to connect with Deontrae Johnson who got it out to the 15 yard line.  However, the clock did not stop on the completion giving Tri-Cities just :19 to score.

Robert Garth had a pass bounce in and out of his hands on second down, while Drafts' pass to Deontrae Johnson was incomplete as well.  Then on 4th and 15 Fever head coach Tony Wells decided to go for the tie and put his trust in kicker, Ryan Cesca.  Cesca's 52-yard attempt fell a few yards short of the uprights as the Pioneers won the game 57-54.

The Pioneers will now host the Central Valley Coyotes next weekend.  The Fever's season is now over.  They finish with an 8-9 record.