Basketball: Thunder boys edge Foley 57-56 on free shots with :04 left

Jake Wilson launched one of the two free shots with four seconds left that gave Zimmerman the lead. The other players were at mid-court because it was an intentional foul. (Photo by Erik Jacobson)

Jake Wilson launched one of the free shots with four seconds left that gave Zimmerman the lead. The other players were at mid-court because it was an intentional foul. (Photo by Erik Jacobson)

 

Jake Wilson sank two game-winning free shots with four seconds left as Zimmerman nipped the Foley Falcons 57-56 at home Tuesday evening.

The Thunder, down 56-55, inbounded with 6.8 seconds left. Foley had two fouls to give without sending the Thunder to the free throw line, but Ben Greener was called for an intentional foul when he grabbed Wilson around the waste on a drive to the basket.

Max McNulty set up the Thunder offense late in the game. (Photo by Erik Jacobson)

Max McNulty set up the Thunder offense late in the game. (Photo by Erik Jacobson)

The intentional foul meant two free shots which Wilson made, plus Zimmerman still had the ball. The Thunder turned the ball over on the inbounds play but Foley missed on a long shot.

Max McNulty sank a 3-point shot to give Zimmerman a  55-54 lead with 38 seconds left. Foley quickly regained the lead with a two-pointer.

Wilson notched 27 points and 10 rebounds. He was 7-for-10 at the line. McNulty added 12 points on 4-for-6 shooting from outside the arc. Kristian Bright scored 8 points.

Tyler Templin netted 23 points and Sam Uderman 21 for Foley (1-4 conference, 4-6 overall).

Zimmerman, 3-2 in conference and 6-6 overall, will host Duluth Denfeld on Friday evening.

 

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