SPRINGDALE, Md. (WUSA 9) — The lights on the scoreboard at C.H. Flowers High School were glowing, 00:00 just after 9 p.m. on Friday night. Time was up and the W was about to go to Northwestern. It looked like the Wildcats had won it 56-54, until one call changed the Jaguars’ fate.
A traveling violation against a Northwestern player put two seconds back on the board and the ball in the hands of C.H. Flowers forward Ben Bullock. As the milliseconds blinked back down to zero, Bullock connected with Alvin Cox, who sunk the basket to tie the game 56-56.
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The gym erupted in cheers and both teams returned to the hardwood for an intense three-minute overtime period. Ultimately, the Jaguars finished on top, 73-70.
“We were able to pull out a good win against a very, very, very quality team,” said C.H. Flowers Head Coach Mark Edwards. “I’m really proud of all the players … everyone got on the floor and contributed.”
“We just all clicked as a team and everything just started to flow,” said junior forward Elliott Brown. “We settled down in the game and we were able to make shots.”
Flowers, now 8-1, will travel to High Point on Monday and Northwestern will welcome Bowie on Tuesday.
C.H. Flowers defeated Northwestern 73-70 in OT on Friday, January 9, 2015.