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Buzzer Beater Sinks Eagles

January 7, 2010
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.-Schreiner's Trevor Conner hit a buzzer beater to upend the Eagles 63-61 in American Southwest Conference play Thursday night in Kerrville, Texas.

With the score tied 61-61 and with less than 40 seconds remaining, the Eagles (6-6, 4-3 ASC) attempted to run the clock down for the last shot, but a costly turnover gave the ball back to Schreiner (2-9, 2-5 ASC). After a missed shot by Schreiner, the Mountaineers got the ball back with 1.1 seconds left and set up a play for Conner, who promptly hit a 15-foot shot as the buzzer sounded.

The sour ending for Ozarks came after the Eagles erased a 14-point second half Schreiner lead and appeared to be headed for a win. Blake Mitchem scored 14 second half points, rallying Ozarks from a 45-31 deficit. The Eagles trailed 49-38 with 9:22 left, but Ozarks cut it to 49-48 behind back-to-back three-pointers from Andre Williams and Jessie Raglin. Mitchem’s jumper with 1:21 remaining in the game gave Ozarks its first lead of the second half, and his two free throws later gave Ozarks a 61-58 cushion with 48 seconds left. But Schreiner hit a three-pointer with 39 seconds remaining to put itself in position for the win. 

Neither team shot well from the field, with Schreiner hitting only 36 percent and Ozarks hitting just 31 percent in the game.

Mitchem posted a double-double (23 points, 18 rebounds) to lead Ozarks.

Ozarks will face Texas Lutheran University Saturday in Seguin, Texas.