MICDS Boys Defeat Burroughs In Overtime
Sophomore William Morehead hits a late 3-pointer to send the game to overtime and the Rams win 54-52.
But it was the most important three points of the game and the biggest in the sophomore's young career.
Morehead hit a 3-pointer with 2.8 seconds to play in regulation to tie the game and the Rams went on to a thrilling 54-52 victory over the Bombers before a large and enthusiastic crowd at Washington University.
The Rams called a timeout with 9.4 seconds to play in regulation down 43-40.
"We spread the floor to see who was open and Mike Scherer made a great pass and William shot it with confidence," MICDS Coach Matt Hixenbaugh said.
It was the first shot attempted in the game by Morehead.
"Rashad (Lindsay) was the first option but they double-teamed him which we kind of expected," Morehead said. "Mike gave me a good pass and I shot it with confidence. I felt it was going in right after I released it. It was just an incredible feeling when it went in, a feeling like nothing I had felt before."
That would only tie the game and the Rams made the plays and free throws down the stretch to come away with the memorable victory.
"This is a great feeling, especially after they took it to us the first time we played them," said Carson Pryor, who scored 18 points. "They did whatever they wanted the first time we played them and we knew we had to focus on making all the energy plays tonight."
Freshman Lindsay was spectacular, scoring all 19 of his points in the second half and overtime. He made all six of his free throws, including four in overtime.
"I wanted to be on the line at the end," Lindsey said. "We needed this win and I felt I had to try to put the team on my back with Thomas (Militello) down. He is a leader for us."
Militello missed the game with a sprained ankle.
"All wins are good wins and for tonight this is as good as it gets," Hixenbaugh said. "They completely dominated us (in a 58-34 win) at our place and I was just so proud that we competed on each and every possession tonight. Different guys at different times came up with big plays tonight."
The game started slowly with neither team scoring in the first four minutes. MICDS had a 7-4 lead after the first quarter and led 19-16 at halfimte.
Burroughs came out on fire in the second half, scoring more points in the first four and a half minutes than it had in the entire first half. The Bombers had an eight-point third quarter lead after freshman Trevor Bain hit a pair of 3-pointers.
MICDS would cut the deficit to two points going into the fourth quarter and the biggest lead by either team the rest of regulation was three points.
"They made the plays and the free throws down the stretch and we did not," Burroughs Coach Steve Wilcutt said. "You can't win a close game without making your free throws."
The Bombers made just nine of 21 free throws in the game. Grant Wallace led Burroughs in scoring with 21 points while Foye Oluokun added 17.
Burroughs fell to 10-7 for the season while MICDS improved to 10-8.