Sunday, February 02, 2014
Beca Boys' Basketball Beats LHS By One in Triple OT
It was a physical game between two teams who clearly dislike each other. Liberty dominated in the first quarter, as kids also taunted Beca player Jamal Aziz with, "You're not a Catholic," repeatedly. A fight nearly erupted as the first half faded away when suddenly, Freddie Simmons exploded.
Though Beca still trailed as the half ended, the score was tied at the start of the 4th quarter. Beca and Liberty then traded leads, finishing the game with a tie.
That continued through three OTs until a Beca player fouled out and was replaced by Andy Hudak, a 6'7" sophomore who was clearly nervous. With seconds left, he was handling the ball when the ref called a foul. He thought he had been called for the foul and was very upset, but the foul was against Liberty.
With 2.4 seconds left, Andy Hudak was given two free throws and the place exploded with noise as he nervously made his first shot.
His teammates all gathered around and consoled him, told him not to worry, and that seemed to settle him down. His second throw went through the net, pushing Beca ahead 83-82 with no time left for Liberty to do anything.
I did not see any report in the dailies about this game, so posted this entry.