Posted by Are you serious?? on March 05, 2018 at 23:32:38:
In Reply to: Re: Brentwood Crazy Ending Video posted by Watcher on March 05, 2018 at 21:57:27:
: : : : Here is the final sequence that won Brentwood a CIF Championship....
: : : : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-m6DQySK20
: : : Its 4AA. Only thing that matters is Open
: : 3.7 seconds left and the official starts the clock when the defender on the inbounder touches the ball (you can see it change direction). If you put a clock on it, the basket should not have counted. Clock probably started slow, as the timer was looking for when it was touched, not when the official chops it in
: Great comeback win by Brentwood, they made the necessary plays to win that game but Foothill Tech did a terrible job managing the clock. With under a minute left in the game, Foothill up 5 points, the girl with the pink/purple hair shoots the ball with 45 seconds left in the game and 20 seconds in the shot clock. These are the things that drive coaches crazy and because of this, everything spiraled down for Foothill. Brentwood comes back hits a layup and then forces a 5 second violation. Then on the inbound play, the same girl with the colored hair fouls the Brentwood player right away, up 3 points. Brentwood hits one shot and misses the second but Foothill gets a break. Foothill player instead of hitting both shots to make it 4 points only makes 1 which sets up the final two sequences. Up 3, Brentwood player sets a high pick on the girl with colored hair which then allows her to get free and draw the girl from the corner. Instead of staying in the corner, she helps and the girl hits a 3 point shot to tie the game. At this point you are saying, what else could go wrong. Well after the timeout by Foothill, Foothill inbounds the ball to the girl with colored hair and she dribbles right into a trap which the girl from Brentwood clearly takes the ball away clean and allows her to take 2 dribbles and take a running short baseline shot and it goes in. Talk about everything going wrong for Foothill and especially for the girl with that pink hair. I think, had she held the ball and let them foul you when there was 45 seconds left, Foothill would have been Champs. These are the things that drive coaches crazy! This IQ is hard for players to grasp. Overall, it was an exciting game and fun to watch.
man oh man it may looked like to you that that tough loss was due to 1 Foothill Tech player, but generally adults/parents do not pin a heartbreaking loss on any one player, it is a team game after all. That was totally unfair to call out one player for the loss.
The 3 pointer was tough to take, up by 3 no shooters should have been that open, give up the 2 if you must.
The last play it looked like a design play, for the guard to take the ball up the court for the desperation last shot, but instead...so may be it was an ill conceived play, she ran into a trap, did not have the skill set to beat it, a teachable moment.
I hope these Foothill Tech young ladies hold their heads high, they had a fantastic season so far, and State is around the corner.
Thrilling wins and heartbreaking losses, that's just basketball for ya, now go get 'em
(disclaimer: i have no ties to Foothill Tech)
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