Brayden Sallee beats the buzzer and lifts Warren in front of Logan | News, Sports, Jobs
VINCENT – In a game that featured 10 leader changes and five draws here on Friday night inside the new Warrior Coliseum, Warren’s Brayden Sallee was pushed back as time passed to get the hosts past Logan, 42-40.
After ties at 11, 13, 14 and 16, the next time the score was tied there were 59 seconds to go when leader Tegan Myers, who had a record 12 points, drained a pair of charity throws. .
While he didn’t necessarily plan to hold on to the last shot, head coach Blane Maddox told his team to do just that once the clock dropped below 25 seconds.
âSallee kicked him out. He had to, “ said coach Maddox, whose team have won four straight and will face host Alexander at 8 p.m. on Saturday. âThey blocked the paint. Luckily, he didn’t quit there and followed suit. I looked at the light.
After Sallee was forced to do so, Ayden Cornell shot the match winner and the first home win with a 3 corner kick, but that wouldn’t fall.
âWe started out hard at home (loss to Dover). We kept Dover and it’s the best program we play â, Sallee said as he sat in an ice bath recovery tub in the training room. âWe did a good job working backwards and not letting the losses get to us and fighting. It was a close game until the end and they have a good group of guards. They had come in and sprayed paint on me and Cornell was around and he could shoot and do them.
âThis one just didn’t fall and I was just in the right place at the right time. I had no idea how long this was going on or anything. I wasn’t sure. I was lucky there. Other guys worked and crashed the whole game and played full defense, Cornell and Dennis (Pettey) and Caleb (Davis). I wouldn’t be able to do this without them.
Sallee finished with a high of 19 points and four assists. He also grabbed seven rebounds to go with a steal and a pair of blocks.
“We talked about we have to do it with the defense and we worked hard on the defense,” said Maddox, who also watched Trent Taylor throw 18 counters, a top eight star fruit and two swats. âIt’s a pretty good offensive team and we worked hard on it tonight.
âIt was a tough ‘W’. I’ve seen these kids play for a long time, but they’re still hard to stop. I’m just proud of the way we played ‘D’ tonight. It was strong. Our best offense is often the offensive rebound. It worked well for us.
Logan, who fell to 3-3 and returned to action on Tuesday when Lancaster invaded, also received 10 points and three game-high Mason Frasure interceptions.
Cayden Alford had six points and as many rebounds while Owen Angle had five backhand scorers.