Skyline boys basketball team shocks Pioneer at the buzzer, 54-52
Lon Horwedel | AnnArbor.com
The Skyline High School boys basketball team set modest, attainable goals for itself this inaugural varsity season.
It may now be time to reset those goals.
The Eagles' Jarrius Mann scored on a putback at the buzzer to give his team a 54-52 Southeastern Conference Red Division home win over Pioneer Friday night.
With the game tied up after two clutch free throws from Pioneer's James Kelly, Skyline inbounded from the sideline with 4.6 seconds on the clock.
Skyline's Theron Wilson caught the ball at the top of the key and drove the lane, only to have Kelly rise up and block his shot. The ball fell right to Mann under the basket, however, and he laid it in uncontested just before the buzzer sounded, sending a large Skyline student section streaming onto the court.
"James (Kelly) blocked it, and I just got it and put it back up as fast as I could, because I knew when Theron shot it there was maybe two seconds left," Mann said of the final play.