FREDERICKTOWN — It’s only fitting that two teams tied for first place should play right to the final buzzer.
The Utica Redskins, who led in virtually all of Thursday’s game against the Fredericktown Freddies, gave up the lead in the final minute of play. But, senior Taylor Dush took a pass and hit an outside jumper with four seconds to go, sending the Redskins to a thrilling 47-46 victory in their Mid-Buckeye Conference showdown with the Freddies.
“Taylor Dush stepped up there at the end of the game,” said Utica head coach Terry Logue. “We want our seniors to take our last shots.”
Only seconds before, the Redskins tried to take the lead on an inside jumper by Dush, but it was swatted out of bounds by Fredericktown’s Hope Huvler — one of five blocks for Huvler on the night.
On the inbounds pass, with 7.7 seconds showing, Dush took the ball, dribbled once and fired a long two-pointer that went in. The Freddies stumbled to get to the baseline to inbounds the ball while the clock ran.
They never made it in time.
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