Do you believe in miracles?
Section point guard Bryson Woodall is living proof that miracles still happen. Woodall took the in-bound pass with only five seconds on the clock and dribbled the ball near half court. With time expiring, he launched up a shot from the right wing and banked in a buzzer beating 3-pointer as regulation ended to send the game into overtime during the Northeast Regional semi-finals at Jacksonville State University.
Exciting, dramatic, electric, nail biting, all the above fit the description of the LaFayette versus Section regional semi-final game on Friday.
It was one for the ages, and all who were in attendance got their money’s worth.
It was like two mighty gladiators going to war with neither team showing any sign of quitting.
Both teams battled from start to finish and it was only fitting that this one would go to overtime.
LaFayette stand-out guard Corey Boston fouled out of the game with just over 3 minutes remaining and the Dogs would have to finish this one without him.
Before Section’s miracle at Jacksonville State, LaFayette’s Markevious Moore sanked two clutch free-throws to give the Bulldogs a 60-57 lead with less than five seconds left in regulation.
That’s when it happened, Section point guard Bryson Woodall corralled the inbound pass, dribbled to the right side just past mid-court, lobbed up a prayer, and it was answered.
An unbelievable bank shot as the buzzer sounded.
LaFayette and Section traded field goals as the overtime period began. Section forward Austin Reed hit a three pointer to give the Lions the lead and they never looked back. The Lions outscored the Bulldogs by six points to give them the victory 68-62.
The loss ended the season for the Bulldogs (18-10 ).
Senior Jamarquez Boston-Gaines saved the best for last pouring in 20-points and grabbing 18 boards (11 on offense). Matavis Burton dropped in 17-points.