Cameron Parsons last second shot gave the Prescott Badgers a thrilling 60-59 win in overtime of the Mohave Thunderbirds last night in the Badger Dome.
With the Badgers down by a point, Prescott coach Adam Neely called timeout with 9 seconds left. Coach Neely had this to say about the final play "We were looking to get Cameron on the move in the middle of the floor, but they ended up not pressuring as much as we expected. Cameron ended up being able to advance himself and get the look. Our main detail was to get to the rim and get something easy."
The Thunderbirds started off strong to lead by seven after one quarter, behind seven points each by Jeremiah Jacque and Joe Heath.
Prescott picked it up in the second quarter. Dillan Osborn came off the bench to energize the Badgers with a three pointer from the corner. Kody Jones knocked down a three and added a basket to get the Badgers within three at the half, 24-21.
The Badgers finally caught the Thunderbirds and took the lead 30-29, midway through the third quarter.
Prescott led by as much as six points, but Mohave would chip away to get close, finally catching the Badgers in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. Jeremiah Jacque, who finished with a game high 23 points, was a thorn in the Badgers side all night, scoring again to tie the game.
Each team had a chance in the final seconds of regulation to win, but the game stayed tied at 50 heading in to overtime.
The Badgers opened up a 58-54 lead with under two minutes left, but Mohave took advantage of some missed free throws to come back. The Thunderbirds took the lead with nine seconds left at 59-58, setting up the dramatic finish.
Coach Adam Neely said after the win, "I felt Mohave played an outstanding game controlling the tempo most of the ball game. When we played defense, rebounded, and got ourselves paint touches on the offensive end, we played very good basketball.
We just need to find more consistency over the next few weeks."
In regards to the overtime victory, Neely added, "Always great to get out with a win but we still have work to do to achieve what we want from the rest of this season.”
The Badgers hit 24-57 from the floor, out rebounded the Thunderbirds 32-26. Both teams had 12 turnovers. Dallin Jex led Prescott with 13 points, Kody Jones added 12, with 8 rebounds, and 4 assists. Charles Hicks scored 10 points and pulled down 6 rebounds.
Prescott (4-1) in Grand Canyon Region, evened their season record at (8-8). The Badgers will travel to Tempe on Friday, to face Marcos de Niza. Game time is 7pm.
Mohave (1-6) and (6-11), will host Calvary Chapel Christian tomorrow night at 6:30pm.
Eatsman 0 0-0 0, Francisco 0 0-0 0. 22 8-14 59.
A. Greene 1 0-0 2. 24 7-13 60.
Mohave 15 9 12 14 9 - 59
Prescott 8 13 18 21 10 - 60
Total Fouls-M 15, P 14
Three Pointers-M (7)- J. Jacque 5, Heath 2. P (5)-Osborne 2, Parsons 1, Jones 1, Jex 1
JV Score-Prescott 60, Mohave 50
Freshmen Score- Mohave 49, Prescott 46