Goretti’s Buzzer Beater Upsets MSJ in Boys Basketball

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Goretti’s Buzzer Beater Upsets MSJ in Boys Basketball

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The Goretti Gaels Boys Basketball team is now 13-3 overall with a 4-0 mark in the Baltimore Catholic League (BCL) as they beat Mt. St. Joseph, a team previously undefeated and number 1 ranked by the Baltimore Sun, Wednesday 63-62 by a buzzer beater 3-pointer by senior Elijah Clarance. MSJ is also ranked #19 in the country by MaxPreps.

With 2:52 left in the game, Clarence’s 3-pointer closed the gap with Goretti down by 3. With 14 seconds left, he closed the gap even farther, making it 61-60. On defense, Goretti kept Mt. St. Joe’s Maryland committed Darryl Morsell to 8 points.

Mount St. Joseph missed the second of two free shots and with 9 seconds to go senior forward Jake Kuhn won the rebound, giving the ball to Clarance.  Clarance then took his step-back 3-pointer at the buzzer for the victory.

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Statistics:

Goretti:

Josh Mack 1 0-0 2

Elijah Clarance 11 4-6 29

RJ Blakney 1 5-6 7

Jake Kuhn 6 0-0 14

Amir Harris 4 0-2 8

Marial Mading 1 0-0 3

Totals 24 9-14 63.

Three-point– SMG 6 (Clarance 3, Kuhn 2, Mading).

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January 5, 2017