Heartbreaker: Epic Season Ends at the Buzzer

In game that symbolized the heart and talent of the team, the Oaks boys basketball team roared back from 11 points down in the second half to lead in the final two minutes only to fall to a three-point bomb with 0.5 seconds left on the clock.

DSC_6000Millwood’s Charles Williams launched a shot from deep on the right side that rattled back and forth inside the rim and then dropped, stunning the raucous Treehouse crowd.

The score of the VISAA quarterfinal was 67-66, but the game had enough dramatic moments to last a season.

Marcus Anderson pushed Collegiate into the lead, 65-64 with a putback dunk after a ferocious battle under the boards with 40 seconds left. The Oaks then stopped Millwood, earning possession on a jump ball with 28.9 seconds on the clock and a one-point lead.

However, they could only convert one of four free throws in the final seconds.

Collegiate started ice cold from the field and quickly fell down by double digits, but determined defense opening the third quarter quickly transformed the game into a barn burner. Collegiate tied the scored at 53 with 5:30 left in the final quarter and it was a battle from then to the buzzer.

DSC_5998Mark Madison was a bulldog on the ball. Marcus Anderson did the blue collar work on the boards. Adam Grant drove to the bucket time and again. Kyonze Chavis came back to hit a couple of key shots, including the one that put the Oaks in front in the fourth quarter.

Bash Townes, who battled a bevy of big Millwood bodies in the paint, led the Oaks with 16 points.

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Jim Morrison has flown barrel rolls with the Navy's Blue Angels (he didn't barf), climbed and slept overnight in a 243-foot-tall redwood (he didn't fall), and gone one-on-one with Muhammad Ali (he didn't flinch). His award-winning stories have appeared in Smithsonian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Private Clubs, This Old House, National Wildlife, Smart Money’s offspring, George, Context, Family PC, Good Housekeeping, Playboy, Biography, The Washington Post, Reader’s Digest, Utne Reader, Southwest Spirit, the magazine of Southwest Airlines, and American Way, the magazine of American Airlines, among others. His web site is www.jmwriter.com

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