Boys Basketball: Coal City times it right, beats Lisle
By Scott Ehling For Sun-Times Media February 8, 2013 9:50PM
Updated: February 9, 2013 8:51PM
Brennen Shetina’s three-pointer from about 30 feet as the buzzer sounded propelled No. 10 Coal City to a thrilling 46-44 victory Friday night over visiting Lisle in the Interstate Eight.
“I thought that we could have sealed the game from the free-throw line but we got the ball into Brennen’s hands and he made the big shot,” Coal City coach Brad Boresi said.
Shetina had just two points at halftime but finished with a game-high 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting. Lane Cowherd added eight points. Lamont Ross led the Lions with 18 points and Dawon Burrell chipped in with 14 points.
Coal City (13-10, 6-3) trailed by three with under a minute left before a Shetina basket cut the deficit to 44-43 with 45.7 seconds to play. Twice with less than 30 seconds remaining Lisle (12-14, 7-3) missed the front-end of a one-and-one that could have sealed the win.
“End-of-game free throws are huge,” Lisle coach Mark LaScala said.
With 2.7 seconds left the Coalers’ Joe Micetich inbounded the ball to Shetina, who dribbled past midcourt, rose up on one leg and drilled the game-winner with a Lions defender in his face.
“Coach set up a nice play and I came off two screens, took one dribble and put it up,” Shetina said.