Rock 3 defeated Rock 2 in a wild finish to the Boys High School Championship this past Monday!
Rock 2 was the only team to defeat the dominant Rock 3 team all year long. They almost pulled it off again and when it mattered most.
The Championship took place at Waterford Valley High and it went as expected. Rock 3 started the game strong and maintained a comfortable lead going into half time 31-22.
Rock 2 fought back during the 3rd, behind a 9 point quarter from Jack Fiander and cut the lead to 5 points.
The 4th was a back and forth contest with the game coming down to the final possession. After some missed free throws, Rock 3 had a 66-65 lead over Rock 2 with 30 seconds left on the clock. Rock 2 put on full court pressure and managed to come up with a steal! After a missed shot attempt, both teams fought for the rebound, with it being saved out of bounds and tapped around like a game of volleyball.
Rock 2 player, Hunter McGrath caught the ball behind the arc and put a shot up at the buzzer. The ball rimmed out after travelling around the inside of the rim like flushing the toilet. It was a heartbreaking loss for Rock 2, after putting themselves in great position to win it all.
Jack Fiander from Rock 2 and Arphan Singh from Rock 3 were named players of the game.
Congratulations to Rock 3 and their coaching staff on a 12-1 championship season!