Friday, February 4, 2011

Eagles Win in Final Seconds against ASD

Ridge Creek Eagles edge closer to playoffs

This evening, the Ridge Creek Eagles went to Clarkston to do battle in a rematch against the Atlanta School for the Deaf.  After losing last week 71-60, the Eagles were able to pull off the most thrilling victory of the season in the closest, highest scoring game of the season.  To open up the game, The Eagles went on a 9-0 run to take control of the game.  However, ineffective foul shooting and the inability to rebound the ball would keep the School for the Deaf in the game throughout.  The game went back and forth with Ridge Creek never losing the lead, but ASD inching ever closer to taking control of the game.  In what would become the most dramatic fourth quarter of the season, the Eagles eventually lost their lead.  ASD would go up by as many as four, but the Eagles would not be denied.  In the second half Amit S. got the hot hand and eventually scored 18 points to finish the game.  Christian J. would provide steady scoring throughout the game as he scored 14 points and would eventually get a double along with Amit S.  Shooting lights out in the fourth quarter and propelling the team to victory in a sensational performance was Michael T., scoring a game high, career high, team high, 33 points.  Two of those points came with less than 20 seconds in the game to have the Eagles go up 72-70 on a lay-up.  It was then that perhaps the smartest play of the game occurred.  ASD was fouled with less than 10 seconds to go and after making the first foul shot, missed the second one and Alex C. came up with the ball securing it, and refusing to move thus resulting in getting fouled with one second to go.  Alex C. would miss the shot, causing a long heave across the court by ASD that would miss the basket and send the Eagles to victory.  Before the game, the Eagles received news due to some fortunate games this week, their season. in terms of the playoffs, is not over yet.  They play a must-win game in Woodstock, GA tomorrow at 6pm against Ridge Creek’s rivals in basketball and soccer, Cherokee Christian.  Last time we played them was on our home court and we lost 59-56.  Should be a remarkable game, and I hope everyone can attend.