Saturday, 20 November 2010

Black's buzzer beater lifts Mac over Queen's

From this morning's Hamilton Spectator...

Marauders win in last second   A basket at the buzzer by rookie Taylor Black lifted the McMaster Marauders to a 69-67 victory over the Queen’s Gaels in an Ontario University Athletics men’s basketball game Friday.  Mac’s Victor Raso inbounded a lob pass from behind the basket with 0.8 of a second remaining. Black tipped it with one hand on the alley-oop off the glass and in to send the crowd into a frenzy.  Timothy Boyle’s three-point shot with 11.5 seconds left had tied the score at 67-67.  Cam Michaud was the top scorer for McMaster with 17 points. Black and Kenan Etale both had 12.

“Victor made a perfect read,” McMaster coach Amos Connolly said. “And Taylor obviously had a perfect finish. “Our team needed this. We’ve squandered some leads. It’s nice to catch a break.”

For Queen’s Dan Bannister tossed in a game-high 28 points.

The win was the second straight for Mac after three losses to open conference play.

The Marauders take on the winless Royal Military College Paladins Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Burridge Gym.

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