In this Division IV Semifinal, both of these two guys got off to fast starts for their respective teams as Lutheran East beat Minster at the buzzer in the second overtime, 86-84.
Senior Sam Liggins shot 11-24 from the field and scored 22 points. He added 7 rebounds and 8 assists.
Sophomore Zac Boeke was 6-11 from the field, 5-9 from behind the arc, to finish with 17 points.
Junior Jon Liggins was 6-17 from the field and 12-16 from the line for 24 points in the game. He also added 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
And Jon loved to take his man off the dribble.
Senior Dane Sommer was 7-16 from the field and 6-12 from the line for 22 points with 12 assists and 6 rebounds. Sommer averaged 15.2 ppg coming into the weekend.
Senior Justin Spillers was 8-12 from the floor for 18 points and totaled 13 rebounds.
Junior Andy Beckman, #24, had 16 rebounds in the game and added 11 points on 5-10 from the field.
The Liggins brothers, Jon and Sam, were averaging 17.3 and 21.9 ppg, respectively, coming in the tournament weekend.
Freshman George Hayden, #20, had 8 points and 9 rebounds in the game and should be a force to reckon with in the future.
But senior Donnel Washington hit the big 3-pt. shot from the corner to win it for the Falcons. Washington was averaging 16.5 ppg coming into the tournament and finished with 22 points, on 7-18 from the floor and 6-12 from behind the arc, to help his team make it to the finals.
Minster's mascot and their fans went home unhappy.
Lutheran East's head coach Roger McClinton was happy and felt very blessed after the win.
Minster head coach Mike Lee
Led by Senior LaQuawn Perry's 14 points, Columbus Africentric had a little bit of an easier time beating Continental in the other semifinal, 61-45. Perry had 6 boards also.
Senior Donald Suel had 12 points and 6 rebounds.
Senior Lance Sullivan had 11 points and 5 assists.
And senior Travante Leftenant had 10 points and 7 rebounds for the Nubians.
Continental Senior Kurtis Brown, #12 in background, led the Pirates with 16 points
And senior Nick Wilson, #32, had 10 points and 7 rebounds in the contest.
In just the second year of the school existence, Africentric head coach Mike Thornton guided the Nubians to a state championship when they went on to defeat Lutheran East in the final.
Continental head coach Kevin Homier