Overtime Thriller: Seniors lead BRHS to OT win over CHSPublished 11:27am Friday, February 1, 2013
By Ed Bailey
Senior Night at BRHS was a sweet one for the Wildcats thanks to dominant performance and last-minute heroics by two of their honorees.
Seniors Javoskie McNeal and Snoop Flowers led the ‘Cats to a 68-62 overtime victory. It is the second victory over a ranked team in the ‘Cats last three games.
McNeal led the team with 21 points. Tyrik Norris added 16 points and Flowers had 10 points.
Six of Flowers’ 10 points came in overtime.
The game was tightly contested until the fourth, where the Wildcats appeared to have the game won thanks to highlight slams from McNeal and smothering defense.
The ‘Cats struggled from the foul line, missing nine of their 12 attempts in the fourth quarter. This allowed the Tigers clawed back into it.
McNeal later fouled out in the final period and Childersburg was able to tie it with a buzzer-beating lay-in.
The extra time was all Flowers.
“When one guy goes down, another has to step up and Flowers stepped up,” BRHS boys basketball coach Jeff Hines said. “He closed extremely well for us. I told our guys that we were going to play teams that would make us better. We beat a very good team in Childersburg.”
With the win, BRHS improved to 8-14 on the year and will travel to Central-Coosa tonight.
Hines said the win was a fitting send off for the Wildcats’ five seniors, all of which started the game for BRHS.
“There’s no better way to close out the seniors’ career with a win,” Hines said. “They’ve been through it.”