- Published on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 17:37
- Written by Super User
T.J. Williams Slams home Game winning Dunk
When T.J. Williams slammed home the game winning dunk Ashley High School eupted as students stormed the court. This breaks a 10 Year 20 game lossing streak to the New Hanover Wild Cats. The win improves the Eagles wo 11-3.
• 1/12 – Ashley 50 New Hanover 49 – If you came to Ashley High School this past Friday Night watch a good game between The Eagles and The Wild Cats Varsity Basketball teams then you got your money’s worth. In 10 Years the Eagles have lost to the Wild Cats 20 times. After the 1st quarter both teams were locked in at 10-10. In the 2nd quarter both teams’ offenses found their shots and Hanover was able to take a 1-point lead. However it could have been much worse as the Wild Cats were only 2 for 7 from the free throw line while the Eagles were 4 for 6.
After halftime the Wild Cats were able to connect on their free throws while the Eagles started to go cold from the line, this helped the Wild Cats increase their to 3-points 39-36. In the final quarter the Eagles Tony Mack was able to get a couple big shots and some key steals that helped put the Eagles in the lead. Also coming up big for the Eagles in the 4th quarter was Ridell Camibge who had to big field.
In the final seconds of the game New Hanover’s Tyree Johnson looked to give the Wild Cats the win with a pair of free throws, however the Eagles were not done yet. The next play for the Eagles got a little hectic under the hoop and the Wild Cats knocked the Ball out of bounds giving the Eagles another shot. Coach McSwain called a time out to discuss the play, but after the Eagles took the court New Hanover’s Coach Angle also called a timeout forcing the Eagles to switch their play again. But on the inbound play the Wild Cats knocked the ball out again forcing the Eagles who had no time outs to just make the play happen. After a successful inbound pass to Ridell he drove to the basket, but his shot came off the rim and right into the hands of T.J. Williams who hit the game winning Dunk and then the Eagles fans stormed the court as time expired. Free throws almost killed the Eagles in this game especially in the 2nd half when the Wild Cats were 7 for 9 from the line and the Eagles were 2 for 7.
The Eagles won by a final score of 50-49. The win moves the Eagles to a tie for 1st Place in the Mid-Eastern Conference with Hoggard at 2-0 and their overall record is now 11-3. The Eagles will be in action next Thursday when they travel to New Bern.
HIGHLIGHTS: Ridell Camidge had 16-points to lead all scores, he had 3 3-pointers, and 5 field goals, 2 assists and a steal; T.J. Williams had 11-points, 1 3-pointer, 4 field goals, 5 blocks, and 7 rebounds; Tony Mack 9-points, 2 steals, 2 field goals, a 3-pointer and shot 2 for 2 from the free throw line, and 4 rebounds; Clayton McGee had 7-points, 2 field goals and went 3 for 5 from the free throw line, 2 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals; Tyree Gathright 4-points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals, Trey Eller 2-points, 3 steals, and a block; and Quincy Rhodes had a point, 2 assists and a block.