Boys Basketball: Late jumper gives South Shore edge vs Phillips
Updated: February 29, 2012 9:49PM
Jaquan Williams’s 10-foot jumper with seven seconds to play broke a tie game and lifted South Shore (17-12) to a 55-53 victory over Phillips, avenging a two-point loss earlier in the season.
“Coach (Steve Dockery) keeps telling me to be aggressive,” said sophomore guard Williams. “I knew if I could stop, my man would overplay me and I would have a wide open jump shot. It felt good coming out of my hands and better when it went through.”
Phillips, who closed its season at 13-8, tied the game when James Hunt split a pair of free throws with 18 seconds left in the game. The Wildcats had led 42-36 with 5:28 left to play, fueled by Jeremy Brown (13 points), who scored five straight points in the fourth period.
The Tars took a 48-43 lead with 3:00 minutes to play and seemed to be in control. But Brown’s three-point play cut the deficit to 53-52 with 1:30 remaining.
South Shore left the door open when Tracy Gibson and Williams missed the front ends of one and ones.
David Green added 14 points for the Tars. Kenyon Gist led Phillips with 15 points.