Trojans fall at the buzzer to Bullock County 46-45
Published 3:00 am Saturday, January 16, 2016
Kordel Anderson’s 19 fourth quarter points were not enough to mount a comeback in the Trojans devastating 46-45 loss at the buzzer to the Bullock County Hornets.
The Trojans had a one-point lead with just over four seconds remaining when a clock error proved costly. The Hornets had in -bounded the basketball when the clock was a few seconds late starting, giving Bullock County enough time to score.
“We have to play until the buzzer goes off,” said Trojan head coach Carl Hollis. “You don’t watch the clock you watch the ball and listen for the buzzer. Other than that I didn’t hear the buzzer and I didn’t hear the whistle. Everybody was standing except for one kid.”
“The second half we played better basketball,” Hollis said. “In the first half we didn’t play any defense. We were just out there. We didn’t play the way we ought to be playing. We are too laid back.”
The Trojans ended the first quarter trailing 11-4, and kept the score close until the of third, when the Hornets went on a 15-0 run to end the third.
As soon as the game transitioned into the fourth quarter it was a new ball game. Anderson single handily put the Trojans on his back and he was determined to lead the Trojans to a comeback win. The Trojans went on a 16-3 run to pull to within just one point midway through the fourth quarter.
In Charles Henderson’s next possession, Anderson buried a three to give the Trojans their first lead since it was 2-0 at 41-39.
With 1:10 left in regulation the Hornets knotted things up at 44 when they knocked in a three of their own.
Then Cyree Foster sent the crowd into a frenzy when he knocked in a free throw to give the Trojans a one-point lead with just :21 remaining.
After a timeout the Hornets passed it from the side and were able to knock down the game winning shot sending fans and players alike to storm the court in celebration.
Anderson finished with 27 points overall to lead the Trojans.
“He didn’t lay down and he kept believing we were going to win,” Hollis said. “He got hot and started hitting his shots.”
Charles Henderson will hit the road Tuesday evening to battle with the Rehobeth Rebels. Tip-off is scheduled for approximately 7:30.