2/6/2013 9:28:00 AM Boys come from behind to get quarterfinals berth
Bradshaw’s Lucas Herman, right, shown in a third round game of the 2012 Alvarez Tire Holiday Hoops Classic, saved the day for the Bears when leading scorer Tyler Inglehart was ill.
Photo courtesy Les Stukenberg
Special to the Tribune
Thanks to a dramatic, come-from-behind 49-48 victory over Mingus Union on Friday in Cottonwood, the Bradshaw Mountain boys' basketball team concluded the 2012-13 regular season on a 5-game winning streak.
The win put the Bears into the quarterfinals of the Div. 2, Section 2 tournament as the No. 8 seed against No. 1 Greenway. They face off today at 7:30 p.m. at Greenway High School. Semifinals are Feb. 8, with the championship match Feb. 9.
The State Tournament begins Feb. 14, at the higher seed for each game. Bradshaw ended up ranked No. 25 in D-II (19-8 overall, 14-4 power point record).
On Friday, Lucas Herman saved the day for the Bears, who were playing without leading scorer Tyler Inglehart, who was ill.
With the game tied at 48-48 and 2.8 seconds left in regulation, Bradshaw's Anthony Biasetti missed a pair of free throws that could have iced the win for the visitors.
But Herman grabbed the offensive rebound on the second Biasetti miss, was fouled, and headed to the charity stripe. He drained the first free throw and purposefully missed the second as time expired to seal the win.
Three players scored in double figures for Bradshaw. Christian McKay scored a team-high 15 points, Biasetti registered a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Skylor Clinton had 10 points and eight boards. Herman added nine points.
The Bears trailed 31-23 at halftime and 43-32 at the end of the third quarter before outscoring the Marauders 17-5 in the decisive fourth period.
"Anthony Biasetti made some huge defensive stops for us, and (guard) D.J. Gonzales had some huge steals," Bradshaw coach Doug Beilfuss said.