Redlands Away, 2/23/95, (Win (OT), SCIAC)

Josh's Game Stats

Min: 36, Pts: 8, FTA: 0, FTM: 0, Reb: 11, Turnovers: 2, Stl: 1, Asst: 3, Blk: 0, PF: 2
Winning this game would clinch the SCIAC for us, so we had to do it. After us was Varsity, who had to win to stay alive in the hunt for SCIAC champion (they didn't), so we had to win to give them motivation. Stan played down with us again, and it was a good thing, because, if you'll remember, Redlands wanted to beat us. They had been hot the second half of the season, not losing since our defeat of them. #22 was 6'8", and he blocked me once, but he fouled out with 10 minutes to go. He didn't get to play much, because of foul troubles. We were down by three at half time, and it was close the whole second half. We were up 69-68 with a minute to go, with the ball, but we didn't score. They came back, and #34 (their best outside shooter) hit a three to go up 71-69 with 53 seconds to go. Then, on the next possesion, James drove in, but I was in the way, and he lost the ball. They held a while, to use up time, then missed a shot. Then I made my second vital error, I missed a rebound off my hands, and they recovered. We were forced to foul, with 12 seconds left, anf their best free throw shooter was at the line (perfect all night). He had made two technical free throws when we were up by six because of an error in the stat book made by our coach. They had gotten back the momentum, and kept it close. I digress... He made the first one, putting them up 72-69. He.... missed the second! We got the rebound, and kicked it out to Scott Marshall, who wildly drove up the court with 3 men on him! They knew we had to shoot a three, and they were on him like glue! there was still seven seconds left when Marshall (who had been off all night (he was sick)) let one fly as he faded left from 22 feet in the face of three defenders. It looked off, but it fell!!!! They still had five seconds left, and, due to a defensive breakdown, managed to get a shot to #34, which just barely clanked off at the buzzer. Overtime! In overtime we got up on two more threes, and eventually Redlands had to foul us. Stan and Scott made their free throws, though, and we won 85-83, clinching the title! Mike Kellerson had fouled out, so, even though I didn't have a great night, I was important to have in.

Josh's Season Averages (To Date)

Min/g: 28.9, Pts/g: 8.4, FTA: 22, FTM: 12, FT%: 54.6, Reb/g: 9.9, Turnovers/g: 2.4, Stl/g: 1.8, Asst/g: 2.2, Blk/g: 1.0, PF/g: 3.3
Overall Record: 9-6 (0.600) SCIAC Record: 8-1 (0.889)
See game on 2/03/95 Last Updated on Feblueberry 28, 1995, by Josh Jones.