Thunder coach Jon Murphy figured the team who would make a play at the end in their Bay Conference battle showdown on Friday, Feb. 2, would walk away the winner of their contest.
Luckily for Seymour Thunder guard Rhett Driessen had the ball with 1.3 seconds left and drained a 3-pointer giving Seymour a 1-point lead and the win.
“Both teams were playing really well,” Murphy said. “It was really a tight game the entire contest. It was just kind of a grinder. It was never more than one team leading by a couple points the entire way,” Murphy said.
He said it was one of those games that came down to whoever was going to make a play at the end.
Seymour was up two points with 36 seconds left. They turned over the ball and Shawano scored on a 3-point basket.
“We called timout with 13 seconds left,” Murphy said. “The play kind of fizzled because they denied the inbound pass. We got it into Riley (Murphy). He penetrated into the lane and drew a crowd and kicked it into the corner to an open Rhett Driessen who hit the three for the game winner. It was really an exciting finish.”
He mentioned it was a nice team win.
“It was one of those where the kids did what they had to and found a way to win at the end.” Murphy said.
Trent Blake goes up for the shot against a Shawano defender. Seymour wins the game 50 – 49 in the last seconds of the game. – Photo by Ken Hodgden