Chris Ford scored the winning basket off an assist from Joe Franks at the buzzer as St. Francis de Sales defeated Bowsher 63-61 last night at Bowsher in a game that was about as even as it could be.
Both teams hit 13 of 14 shots from the foul line, both hit two treys, both had 22 2-pointers before the winning basket and both had 21 rebounds.
St. Francis hit 10 of 10 from the line in the fourth quarter.
Ford and Franks each scored 16 points for St. Francis (5-11, 3-5) and Dustin Szenderski added 15.
Mike Menchaca led Bowsher (3-12, 1-7) with 23, including two foul shots that tied the game at 61 with 4.7 seconds left. Jamaal Jones added 21 for Bowsher.
Libbey 106, Woodward 64
The Cowboys started out in a 4-0 hole but recovered in a hurry to pass the century mark. In a freakish beginning, Libbey scored in the wrong basket after the teams lined up incorrectly for the opening tip.
Jamal Mays and Jonathan March scored 27 points apiece for the Cowboys (16-1, 8-0). Mays also contributed 10 assists. Andre Autman added 15 points and 11 rebounds and Marlin Hooker had 11 points.
Damon Perkins and Harold Walker each scored 13 for the Polar Bears (0-8, 1-14) and Lamont Walker added 10.
Scott 53, Start 44
Ernest Pace scored 16 points, and got help from Ryan Killough (12) and Jason Lawson (10) as Scott stayed a game behind Libbey in the league race at 7-1.
The Bulldogs made 15 of 19 free throws.
Kent Smith tallied 18 and Dan Juan Witcher 14 for the 2-6 Spartans.
Start committed a rash of turn- overs after the five-minute mark of the fourth quarter allowing Scott to expand its five-point lead.