Thompson Beats Shiloh in a Classic
It was electric, and it went to overtime but....
Shiloh Christian school was outlasted by Thompson for the Class B State Championship in Minot yesterday. The game plan was simple, stop the three-point shot and own the paint. Hayden Overby had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Thompson in the victory that could only be achieved in the last session,
According to the Grand Fork's Herald:
The Skyhawks played the last 3:07 of overtime without 6-foot-9 post Macauley Young, who fouled out on Marcus Hughes’ 3-point attempt. Hughes boke a 45-45 tie by making all three free throws and Shiloh never led again.
“I can’t even process all this right now,” coach of the year Brandy George of Thompson said. “I want to cry, I want to scream, I want to yell. It’s unreal.”
The Tommies’ defense took away Shiloh’s best weapon -- the 3-pointer. One night after making 14 of 33 attempts, the Skyhawks were just 2-for-15.
“When they hit 14 of them last night, that was the focus of ours,” George said. “Young got away from us a little bit, but Chance Danner battled him all night. He ended up with his points. I thought we did a good job on their guards.”
Young was the only Shiloh player in double figures and he scored 18 of his 25 points in the second half. It was his third double-double of the tournament. Young took charge of the game in the third quarter scoring Shiloh’s last 10 points and 12 in all. His layup with 15 seconds left gave Shiloh a 37-35 lead with one quarter to play.
It was a great season for the storied high school and you can bet they will be back after this loss.