Saturday, March 27, 2010

Live blog - PIAA Class AA boys championship, South Fayette vs. Strawberry Mansion

It's over ... South Fayette - the PIAA Class AA champions, 49-47.

3:42 p.m. – Unreal! Henry putback with about 22 seconds left off a Lamberti miss gives Lions a 49-47 lead. Mansion timeout, 9.7 remaining.

3:37 p.m. – Tied game, 45-45. South Fayette just forced a turnover and has the basketball with 1:24 remaining.

3:29 p.m. – Newbill ties it with a three but SF scores next four inside, up 43-39 with 4:01 left. Zedreck playing his best game of the playoffs.

3:25 p.m. – South Fayette up three, 39-36, with Christian Brumbaugh going to the free throw line. Lot of time (5:59) left but Lions are in the bonus. Going to be a long quarter.

3:17 p.m. – South Fayette goes into fourth quarter with a 33-32 lead. Lamberti has seven in the third and has a game-high 13.

3:08 p.m. – Mansion up 30-28 with 3:51 left in third. Zedreck hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 28-28 at the 4:55 mark. Burroughs has three fouls, a big situation considering he's already blocked four shots.

2:56 p.m. – Just talked to South Fayette athletic director Joe Farkas - the former boys basketball coach - and he's encouraged with the first-half effort. If South Fayette makes a few more shots (Lamberti was 1-for-8 in the first half) its ahead by six or eight.

2:48 p.m. – Marque Griffin hits three free throws with 2.2 second left. Mansion leads at the half, 25-23. Zedreck leads all scorers with eight. Henry and Mike Lamberti each have six. DJ Newbill held to six.

2:45 p.m. – Hard foul on Khalil Meadows by Zedreck. Meadows kicks Zedreck in midsection. Technical.

2:39 p.m. – Mansion up 20-19 after fast-break layup from Wooten. The game is moving toward the Knights' perferred pace.

2:35 p.m. – South Fayette hanging on, 18-16. Strawberry Mansion beginning to assert itself as Khyree Wooten scores on a high-flying follow. Mike Burroughs picked up his second foul with 3:36 left in second.

2:26 p.m. – Lions up 16-10. They are winning the battle on the boards, 10-6. Zedreck is getting to the basket easier than I would have believed.

2:23 p.m. – Tyler Henry two three's. South Fayette up 12-10 end of 1st.

2:16 p.m. – South Fayette attacking the hoop. Pat Zedreck has a putback and layup. Lions lead 9-6 with 3:26 left in 1st.

2:03 p.m. – Christian Brumbaugh starting, Josh Patterson will come off the bench. SF going with its big lineup.

2:02 p.m. – Devonte' "DJ" Newbill looks smooth, like a guy who should be playing at Marquette.

1:59 p.m. – The two teams are warming up. Strawberry Masnion looks lean and athletic. South Fayette has a slight size advantage. Can they use it? Back in the working area, no one is giving the Lions much of a chance.


KiPA - Kevin in PA said...

I haven't seen a champion that good since the epic Canon-Mac baseball team in 2008.

KiPA - Kevin in PA said...

Better two-word phenomenon named after a fruit: Strawberry Mansion or Raspberry Beret? Seems like Raspberry Beret.

mike_kovak said...

I prefer Blueberry Pie.

KiPA - Kevin in PA said...

I've heard that about you.

mike_kovak said...

Of course, for those of us who grew up in the glam rock/hair metal days, Warrant's "Cherry Pie" deserves to be in the conversation.

KiPA - Kevin in PA said...

That goes without saying. To quote Larry Bird, everyone else is playing for second.