With the score tied at 44-44, the Winters High School JV boys basketball team got the ball in the hands of Kadin Pease with just three seconds left in the game and Pease came through with the miracle shot.
On Friday, Feb. 2, the Warriors traveled to Willows to take on the Honkers in a league game and had the most exciting finish of the season bringing home a 47-44 victory.
“It wasn’t a perfect game, but it was an amazing game,” said coach Jon Davis. “Our effort was great from start to finish. Jeremy Alberg and Ethan Berg had great games on offense and defense.
“Late in the fourth, we put Carson Lowrie at point guard in a pick and roll and he executed it perfectly on back to back possessions. First, he took it himself and scored. On the second time, he recognized the help defender sagging and made the right pass to Alberg who hit his third three-pointer of the game.
“On the last play of the game, we drew up a simple play in the timeout and the guys did a great job executing it. We had to go the full length of the court. We set it up basically like a hook and ladder play in football. We had Ryan Stone in-bounding.
“Our center, Berg, got open at mid-court, got the ball, and pitched it to Pease, who was sprinting down the left side. I was hoping that Ethan would catch it a little deeper and Kadin would get almost all the way to the rim. Instead Pease got a running ‘NBA’ 3-pointer. It felt like the ball was in the air for 10 seconds. It went in. We went crazy. What a game.”
Alberg led the Warriors with 14 points. Berg scored 13 points. Lowrie and Pease both had 7 points. Ryan Stone scored 4 points and Tony Garcia scored 2 points.
In previous matchups, the Warriors lost to Live Oak 51-36 on Jan. 23, they lost to Pierce on Jan. 26, 62-25, and to Colusa on Jan. 30. No score was available or individual stats.
“I am so lucky to get to coach these young men,” Davis added. “Win or lose they fight hard every game. Together we are building memories that will last a lifetime.”