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Jays fall by one to Bruins

Jays fall by one to Bruins

December 30th, 2012 in News

Aaron Session of Jefferson City and Vencel Tigue of Rock Bridge fall backward while going for a rebound during Saturday's game at Fleming Fieldhouse.

Photo by Julie Smith

Rock Bridge's Nick Norton completed a three-point play with 4.7 seconds left and Jefferson City missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Jays fell 55-54 in the fifth-place game of the Joe Machens Great 8 Classic on Saturday afternoon at Fleming Fieldhouse.

"Obviously it was a good play on his part," Jefferson City coach Blair Thompson said of Norton's drive. "I'm a little biased, I thought it was a charge. You get some of those and sometimes you don't call-wise."

Norton, a junior who already has committed to Creighton, came up with the biggest of his team-high 20 points when it really mattered.

After Harold Robertson Jr. canned a 3 with 12.8 seconds left to put the Jays ahead 54-52, Norton took the ball up the court, drove from ....