Buzzer Beater Sinks BC in OT
Brevard, N.C. – Wingate’s Eddie Lewis knocked down a heavily contested three as the clock expired in overtime to propel the Bulldogs to an 88-87 victory over the Tornados in Boshamer Gymnasium on Saturday evening.
The officiating crew gathered following the final buzzer to confer whether Lewis’ foot was on the three-point line, ultimately deciding his foot was behind the line and that the shot was indeed a three-point basket for the win.
BC’s Manzey Miller had hit a three with 8.9 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Tornados an 87-85 lead. Miller led all scorers with 20 points, finishing 7-of-9 from the field and 5-of-7 from beyond the arc.
The Tornados erased a 20-point first-half deficit with a 36-17 run late in the second half, capped by a pair of foul shots from Miles Leathers to tie the game at 78-78 with 43.2 seconds left.
The Tornados gained their first lead of the contest when Leathers put BC up 80-78 with a pair of free throws at the 4:17 mark in the overtime period. Leathers had 16 points, three rebounds and three assists.
The Tornados are on the road this week as they visit the Anderson Trojans at Abney Athletic Center. The Trojans handed BC an 82-60 loss in their first meeting in Boshamer Gymnasium on January 26th. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.