Reed sinks Douglas at buzzer
Jamel Ramos and Alec Leighton knocked down 3-pointers in the final five seconds Friday night to lift Reed to a 49-46 Northern Division I boys basketball win against Douglas.
A 3-pointer by Ramos from the top of the key with 5.0 seconds left tied the score at 49-all. Then after Douglas turned the ball over in its backcourt with 1.0 showing on the clock, Leighton took the inbounds pass on the left wing and sank another 3-pointer to give Reed (2-0 league, 7-3 overall) its win at Randy Green Court.
Douglas (2-1 league, 3-6 overall) led 46-43 after Connor Lyons converted a free throw with 37.3 seconds left and Sam Broersma added another free throw with 10.6 seconds to go.
Lyons finished the night with 17 points, 10 of which came in the third quarter. Michael Johnson also scored eight points, including a pair of 3-pointers, while Broersma grabbed 13 rebounds and Alex Tessmann 11 rebounds.
The two teams were tied 19-19 at halftime then went back and forth during a third quarter that saw six lead changes. Lyons connected on two 3-pointers in the third quarter.
Ramos led all scorers with 21 points, including three 3-pointers. Leighton added 17 points with a pair of 3-pointers. Lincoln Turner connected on a 3-pointer that brought the Raiders back to 44-43 with 1:41 left to play.