Blair Oaks falls to Stockbridge
Thursday, December 29, 2011
If you wanted to know if things were going to go Blair Oaks’ way Thursday afternoon, all you had to do was look at one play.
And what a play it was.
With Stockbridge (Ga.) clinging to a 45-43 lead over the Falcons in a loser’s bracket semifinal at the Mike Kehoe Great 8 Classic, the Tigers got the ball back with 1:25 left in the third quarter.
The Tigers went into a delay game and as the clock wound down, it appeared they might not even get a shot off. That’s when Nathan Green lifted a one-handed runner from near the half-court circle.
Roughly 42 feet later, the heave splashed home right before the buzzer to give Stockbridge some crucial momentum the Tigers never surrendered in a 67-56 victory.
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