Buzzer-Beater Lifts Our Savior
The boys from Our Savior would not go away. Despite trailing by 6 entering the final quarter and committing too many turnovers, Our Savior never gave up. They finally delivered the knockout punch to beat Christian Faith Center 73-72.
With 8 seconds remaining, Christian Faith's Surrell Evans missed a pair of free throws that would have sealed the deal for his club. On the possession preceding Evans' misses, CFC's JR Morris missed two of his free throw attempts. They would come back to haunt the Conquerors.
Our Savior's Oumar Sylla, a junior small forward who is committed to Valparaiso, drained a 3-pointer in the corner at the buzzer and the rest was history as the visitors erupted into celebration giving them a win on senior night at the "Blue Box."
Sylla finished with 13 points. Our Savior senior guard Jamar Wilson scored 22 and sophomore power forward Tella Palacios chipped in with 16 of his own points. Wilson, who signed with Albany, is waiting to see what happens with the coaching situation at the school, and would certainly have his options should he not like the situation with the Great Danes.
Christian Faith was led by Morris who scored 21 points. Morris, who is property of Seton Hall, is still trying to qualify for freshman eligibility. DeMarshay Johnson, who is being recruited by St. Joe's, scored just four points with a member of the Hawks coaching staff in the building. Power forward Doug Thomas scored 16 and Miami's Dwight Freeman was on hand to see him play. Thomas also must qualify. He was responsible for the play of the game when he drove the lane, sidestepped a defender and rose to through down a wicked tomahawk jam in traffic.
Thomas is all-athlete. Schools are recruiting him in hopes that he can qualify because while not being a tremendously skilled forward, he has incredible bounce. Surely, he's a rebounder who you point in the direction of the basket and watch as he propels himself to the rim.