Find My Team >>

Log in to High School OT with one click using your favorite social network:
OR
Log in using your High School OT account:



Wrong email/password combination.

Forgot password?

Register with High School OT using your favorite social network:
OR
Register for a High School OT account using our web form.
Log In
Register

Mens Basketball

Jordan downs Middle Creek in double-overtime thriller


Published: 2013-02-27 22:45:00
Updated: 2013-02-27 22:56:44

Feb 27, 2013

The Jordan High School Falcons will move on to the next round of the playoffs, while the Middle Creek Mustangs are done.

Arms linked together on the bench and fans shaking the gym with noise, the Falcon bench watched as the team secured a 56-48 double-overtime win Wednesday night.

"I don't think anybody expected us to win tonight," said Jordan coach Kim Annas. "I think everybody expected us to get beat tonight except ourselves."

The Falcons had a positive mindset all night, entering the game as the higher seed on the home floor. They established the tone early.

Trading buckets back and forth through the first half, Jordan came up with a few big blocks from Arthur Reese and Jared Hendryx before halftime to slow the Mustangs.

Still, Middle Creek sophomore Quentin Jackson hit an important 3-pointer in the final seconds of the half. The Mustangs took a 29-23 lead to the locker room.

Middle Creek stole the momentum in the third quarter. While scoring was limited and points were hard to come by, the Mustangs pushed the ball up the court and played at a faster pace.

The Falcons, on the other hand, seemed hesitant to take jumpshots. The contrast between the two styles of play helped Middle Creek take a 4-point lead into the final quarter.

Jordan brought the game to just a single point with 1:50 on the clock with a Hendryx free-throw. After recovering the ball again, Jordan missed three consecutive shots under the rim that could have given the Falcons a lead.

"We could have gotten down. We missed 2 or 3 chances to tie or go ahead," Coach Annas said. "It was like there was a lid on the rim."

Many Jordan shots were disrupted by 6-foot-7 Mustang junior Fred Iruafemi. He would finish the night with 14 blocks, mostly coming in the final minutes of regulation and overtime.

For a moment, it seemed like missed opportunities in the paint would haunt the Falcons and end the team's season. Then, two points from guard Willie Weeks tied the game at 40-40 with 18 seconds left.

Immediately after, Jordan guard John Brown stole the Mustang inbound pass and was fouled immediately. He made both foul shots and Jordan took the lead with 16 seconds to go.

On the final play of regulation, Quentin Jackson drained the floater for Middle Creek to tie the game at 42-42 and send the teams to overtime.

But the scoring slowed in the extra time. Without a shot-clock in high school basketball, the Mustangs were able to hold the ball for over 2 minutes of the 4 minute period after scoring once.

A Middle Creek turnover allowed Jordan to score with 21 seconds in overtime. Each team scoring once, double overtime started with the scoreboard gridlocked at 42-42.

In the second overtime, Jordan held the ball for 2 minutes of their own. A Hendryx bucket gave the Falcons a lead they never surrendered. They forced a Middle Creek turnover and scored again with just over a minute left to cushion the lead.

Putting the game away on the foul line, Jordan would score 12 points in the second overtime to secure the win. Jordan's Darien Ortiz made the final foul shot, and Jordan fans rushed the court as the clock ran out.

The game was low-scoring throughout, with the teams combining for just 84 points at the end of regulation. Coach Annas had no problem with the scoring tempo and overtime pressure.

"We've been behind before. We've played some tough games and have had to battle and come back," he said. "Tonight we did the same thing."

Willie Weeks led Jordan in scoring with 16 points, and Hendryx added 9 more. Quentin Jackson had a game-high 17 points for Middle Creek in the Mustang loss.

Middle Creek finishes the season 19-9. They filled out a 13-3 Tri-9 conference record to win the regular season title.

Jordan, on the other hand, is still alive and boasting a 23-4 season record.

The Falcons, a team that spent much of the season playing with a lead, is now battle-tested heading into a match-up with Hillside on Friday night. The winner will move on to the 4-A Regional round.

 

COMMENTS

1 Comment



page 1
sort order: oldest first | newest first

I thought Middle Creek would get by Jordan. With Hillside beating GH, I wonder what that says for the Tri9 AND Pac6.
carolinahomeboy
February 28, 2013 9:22 a.m.
• Report abuse

page 1
sort order: oldest first | newest first

This story is closed for comments.

Our Take
More Our Take
  1. Chris__Edwards: Wild day in ACC (again). With Duke win, losses by Wake & GT…Duke is now tied for 5th spot in ACCT and currently 3rd in Coastal.
      — Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:45 PM
  2. Chris__Edwards: RT @Duke_BASE: Duke Rolls Past Virginia Tech 13-3 - Blue Devils Total 17 Hits in ACC Win http://t.co/A8LSF1Orn5
      — Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:12 PM
  3. Chris__Edwards: We are on the air with @Duke_BASE join us on http://t.co/ZDcDLUYbcA @BlueDevil_NTWRK #GoDuke
      — Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:20 PM
  4. Chris__Edwards: Good morning from Blacksburg! @Duke_BASE looks for a series win over Virginia Tech. Our coverage starts at 1:50 on http://t.co/ZDcDLUYbcA
      — Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:40 AM
  5. HighSchoolOT: RT @ApexHighSchool: Coach Bristol moves over from a very successful tenure as head men's jv and assistant varsity coach.
      — Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:49 AM
  6. HighSchoolOT: RT @ApexHighSchool: Apex High is pleased to announce the naming of Isaac Bristol as our new women's varsity basketball coach!
      — Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:49 AM
  7. Chris__Edwards: RT @Duke_BASE: Blue Devils Outlast Hokies 3-2 in 12 - Duke Edges Virginia Tech in 12 http://t.co/Cprcq3MV0j
      — Saturday, April 19, 2014 12:26 AM
  8. Chris__Edwards: Solid road win tonight! Did the little things and scratched out a big W. Chance to win the series tomorrow! #GoDuke
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 9:43 PM
  9. Chris__Edwards: Nothing like a little free baseball on a Friday night. @Duke_BASE and Virginia Tech headed to the 11th, listen http://t.co/ZDcDLUYbcA
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 8:59 PM
  10. Chris__Edwards: Great job getting the job done by @Duke_BASE in the 6th, got down bunts and a fly ball scored a run. #SmallBall
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 7:06 PM
  11. ZachMayoHSOT: RT @HighSchoolOT: Competition fuels Green Hope senior following gruesome leg injury http://t.co/xEVDBBuEiJ
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 6:35 PM
  12. HighSchoolOT: Competition fuels Green Hope senior following gruesome leg injury http://t.co/xEVDBBuEiJ
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 6:29 PM
  13. HSOTSWAC: GREEN HOPE: Competition fuels Green Hope senior following gruesome leg injury http://t.co/ea6M1PUoTj
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 6:10 PM
  14. Chris__Edwards: My workspace for the next three days in Blacksburg. See you in 5 minutes on http://t.co/ZDcDLUYbcA http://t.co/WliNdCAiMj
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 5:15 PM
  15. Chris__Edwards: View from the booth at English Field in Blacksburg. See you at 5:20 on http://t.co/ZDcDLUYbcA @Duke_BASE http://t.co/05HRRsyoQ6
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 4:22 PM
  16. Chris__Edwards: RT @Duke_BASE: Baseball at Virginia Tech Live Game Coverage - Duke Baseball Game Day Central http://t.co/CWu0oyyDwR
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 4:13 PM
  17. Chris__Edwards: Great day for baseball in Blacksburg! Join us tonight at 5:20 for @Duke_BASE vs. Virginia Tech. Listen for free, http://t.co/ZDcDLUYbcA.
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 1:54 PM
  18. Chris__Edwards: RT @NCAACWS: AUDIBLE! Peyton Manning would be proud as @UTSABSB turns an end around into a clean field! http://t.co/syFTKgXR8A
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 1:52 PM
  19. Chris__Edwards: RT @Duke_SPORTSPERF: At the Virginia Tech school shooting memorial with @Duke_BASE. #VTech #WeRemember http://t.co/iK8aXipjpV
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 1:42 PM
  20. HSOTSWAC: GREEN HOPE: Injured Green Hope QB receives encouraging letter from NFL great http://t.co/WNxsocJGWC
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 12:46 PM
  21. Chris__Edwards: RT @Duke_BASE: Blue Devils stopping by the April 16th Memorial to pay their respects http://t.co/aohQKDRf7c
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 11:55 AM
  22. HighSchoolOT: .@GHBaseball won another important SWAC game last night, beating Middle Creek for the second time this year. STORY: http://t.co/SfPHfdGg0G
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 11:21 AM
  23. HighSchoolOT: The mercy rule went into effect yesterday when Heritage softball traveled to Leesville Road. STORY: http://t.co/vM1EPmZGX6
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 11:18 AM
  24. NickStevensHSOT: Here's what my day is consisting of. Hopefully the frost stuff is over. http://t.co/wuni7Sv3tQ
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 10:25 AM
  25. HSOTPAC6: RIVERSIDE: Howell named head football coach at Riverside http://t.co/D1KwZw6oV8
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 9:11 AM
  26. HighSchoolOT: Green Hope stays hot in win over Middle Creek http://t.co/6SxHNt05iE
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 12:14 AM
  27. HighSchoolOT: Heritage softball slams Leesville in six innings http://t.co/LIBLzPHW9p
      — Friday, April 18, 2014 12:14 AM
  28. HighSchoolOT: RT @ZachMayoHSOT: The Green Hope Falcons stayed on top of the @HSOTSWAC tonight with a win over Middle Creek. READ: http://t.co/9wGRJoOT1l
      — Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:16 PM
  29. HighSchoolOT: RT @ZachMayoHSOT: BASEBALL FINAL: Green Hope 6, Middle Creek 3 #hsotscores
      — Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:49 PM
  30. HighSchoolOT: Triton's Gaines, Rocky Mount's Gainey win NCHSAA Coach of the Year awards http://t.co/RmqzNFx4NV
      — Thursday, April 17, 2014 6:50 PM
  31. HighSchoolOT: RT @ZachMayoHSOT: SOFTBALL FINAL: Heritage 13, Leesville Road 3 in six innings. #hsotscores
      — Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:42 PM
  32. HighSchoolOT: ALERT: Triton's Wendy Gaines, Rocky Mount's Michael Gainey earn Coach of the Year honors from NCHSAA http://t.co/wvvqfpSzOJ
      — Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:18 PM
  33. HighSchoolOT: RT @rhsramsftball: Just in case you missed it last night! http://t.co/nMZlMlcdCY #HSOTJamboree
      — Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:54 PM
  34. HighSchoolOT: Profiles of each team in the #HSOTJamboree are here: http://t.co/LKmVWgFDjJ
      — Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:09 AM
  35. HighSchoolOT: You can watch the #HSOTJamboree Announcement Show hosted by @NickStevensHSOT here: http://t.co/EElg5ioPDO
      — Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:08 AM
  36. HighSchoolOT: ICYMI the field & schedule for the #HSOTJamboree was released last night. It's pretty good too: http://t.co/arheLPGqpO
      — Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:07 AM
  37. HighSchoolOT: RT @NickStevensHSOT: For those asking about teams not in #HSOTJamboree, several were invited but had already committed to other events. Oth…
      — Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:04 AM
  38. HighSchoolOT: We hope you enjoyed tonight's #HSOTJamboree announcement. Let us know what you think about the match-ups. Which are you looking forward to?
      — Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:36 PM
  39. HighSchoolOT: RT @Brian_Allen52: We got lee county in the #HSOTJamboree
      — Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:21 PM
  40. HighSchoolOT: RT @stubbs_j153: We play green hope in the hsot jamboree 👌😈🏈
      — Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:21 PM
HighSchoolOT Forums
More HighSchoolOT Forums