Boys beat Med Valley with last-second three-pointer
Sawyer Burke has shot roughly 34% from behind the three-point line all season.
Thankfully for the Eagles, his last three three-pointers of the game against Medicine Valley on Friday night were dead on.
After a point-for-point battle throughout, Medicine Valley gained a seven-point edge with just over a minute to play in the fourth quarter.
“The lead went back and forth the whole game and was never more than two or four points either way the whole time,” said Brady coach Rich Britten.
But with time running out, the Raiders extended the lead to seven and looked to be headed for a win.
That’s when Burke caught fire, hitting a pair of long shots to bring the Eagles within one point at 59-58.
With 8.5 seconds on the clock, Med Valley went to the free throw line and made one for a 60-58 lead.
Britten called a timeout.
“I told them all we needed was one shot to tie,” Britten said. “I didn’t give them an option. I told them we were going to win, even if it took overtime.”
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