Brentsville’s Louis Spriggs hit a trey with 11 seconds left in regulation, and Ramsey Boyd drained a 3 with :22 left in overtime to give the Tigers a 48-47 win over visiting Osbourn.
Spriggs spent his night coming off the bench, primarily handling the ball in or just outside of the line. Until his 3-pointer, he had gone 3-of-10 from the field all within the 3-point line.
Boyd, meanwhile, was doing most of his work under the boards: He collected five rebounds (one offensive) and tried just one shot throughout regulation.
Trailing 38-35, Brentsville got the ball after Osbourn’s Brandon Oglesby missed the front end of a one-and-one. The Tigers (1-1) brought the ball upcourt, and passed around the perimeter until Spriggs found himself in control at the top of the key. With no one immediately in front of him, Spriggs took the shot and hit all twine.
Osbourn (0-1) held a lead through much of the overtime, thanks mostly to solid foul shooting: The Eagles were 7-of-8 from the foul line in the extra session. The one miss came on Marcus Belcher’s second attempt with :32 left to play.
Brentsville got the rebound, and raced downcourt, while Boyd stood alone in the corner. He got the ball, and though his shot wasn’t pretty, it was effective. He drilled the 3 to make the score 48-47.
Osbourn had a chance for the win, but Oglesby’s shot in traffic as time expired was no good.
The Tigers might not have gotten that far, were it not for their defense and the second-half play of Jake Lavely, a freshman center and younger brother of senior guard Joe.
Brentsville’s defense held Osbourn to just one point over the final two minutes of regulation, and just three points over the last five and a half minutes of the fourth quarter. Oglesby connected on a putback at the 5:36 mark, giving the Eagles a 35-28 lead.
But the Tigers kept chipping away at Osbourn’s lead. Brentsville went on a 5-0 run with all the points coming from Jake Lavely to cut the lead to two, helping to set up Spriggs’ dramatic shot as time wound down.
“We had a little zone, but [Osbourn] was finding the seams,” Tigers coach Doug Poppe explained. “So I decided to change it. We played tough. I don’t know how many Oglesby had, but Joe did a nice job on him.”
Jake Lavely did more than contribute in the scoring column. He scored four points and collected three offensive rebounds in the third quarter, and added another offensive board in the fourth.
“That was his first game [at home], and he got all the jitters out,” Poppe added. “He’s earned respect for what he’s doing, and that’s hard to gain sometimes. He’s just solid.”
COLONIAL FORGE 63, MONACAN 61: In Stafford, Colonial Forge used a full-court press to rally from a 14-point third-period deficit to beat Monacan on Tuesday night.
Sophomores Korey Whiting and Kenny Rivers made three free throws in the final 11 seconds to seal the win. The Eagles’ shot 17 of 23 from the free-throw line while Monacan was just 8 of 19.
The Eagles cut the 14-point deficit to six by the start of the fourth period and rallied to tie the game at 59. Whiting and Rivers combined for 39 of the Eagles’ points and Kevin Hitt chipped in 14. Matt Henshaw scored 17 to lead the Chiefs.
EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 81, WAKEFIELD SCHOOL 29: Steve Guaglianone hit six 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead four Flames in double digits.
Anthony Mills and Trey Compton each added 12 and Brett Edgar scored 11 for Emmanuel (3-1).
MASSAPONAX 50, NORTH STAFFORD 48: In Garrisonville, Massaponax scored with four seconds left to win.
North Stafford (0-1), down by eight, rallied to tie the game with 12 seconds left. Vance McDonald led the Wolverines with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
BROOKE POINT 57, STONEWALL JACKSON 32: Marcus Clay scored 14 points and added 11 rebounds and Jason Bratton chipped in 14 and 10 to guide the visiting Black-Hawks to a win over the Raiders in both teams’ season opener.
Timmy Pedersen scored a game-high 16 for Brooke Point, which led 19-13 at the second half. Onye Onunaku led Stonewall with 8, who played without 6-foot-9 center Roman Burmistrov (ankle injury).
EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 45, WAKEFIELD SCHOOL 15: Megan Gibson hit three 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead the Flames (1-2) to their first victory of the season.
Donielle Francis added 11 points for Emmanuel.
HOLTON ARMS 53, SETON 45: Elena Jones, Lauren Sewell and Mary Grimberg all had 11 points for Seton (4-2), which lost on the road.