January 14, 2009

Norwell wins in Buzzer-Beater

Norwell 46, Dekalb 44

Ross Mathews (JV) only played two seconds in Norwell's game at DeKalb Monday night, but in those two seconds, he became the hero of the night, nailing a three from the right wing at the buzzer to give the Knights an amazing 46-44 comeback victory against their Northeast Hoosier Conference rival.

With two seconds remaining in the game, Norwell (4-6, 1-1) called a time-out to set-up an inbounds play underneath DeKalb's basket. It was then that Mathews checked into the game for the first time.

"I felt like, at that point, we didn't have anybody who was shooting the ball well, and Ross has been shooting well all year on JV, so we put him in," said head coach Doug Hicks.

On the inbounds, freshman Kyle Fillman got it to Mathews on the wing. He dribbled to his right once before getting off his shot just before the buzzer.

He hit nothing but net, sending the entire Norwell bench (along with Hicks) rushing the court to mob him at halfcourt.


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