The Indian Trail boys basketball team pulled off a little bit of March Madness in late November.
It was just the first game of the season, but the Hawks couldn’t have authored a more exciting victory.
Trailing by as many as 21 points against Milwaukee Bay View in the Oak Creek Classic on Saturday, Indian Trail embarked on a furious rally that was capped by Jeremiah Suber’s 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left for a thrilling 87-86 victory.
“It was an extremely exciting game,” Indian Trail coach Al Anderson said.
It sure was.
The Hawks trailed by 19 with just over 9 minutes remaining before methodically cutting down Bay View’s lead.
Down 86-84, Indian Trail went to the free-throw line with a chance to tie the game but missed both. Kameron Lee, however, came up with a huge offensive rebound on the second miss and found Ezra Stargell, who drove and kicked the ball to Suber in the corner.
Suber, who poured in a game-high 29 points, didn’t miss, and the Hawks pulled off the comeback.
“I’m really happy for the kids to not give up and to keep pushing back, just to believe that you’re always in the game and to believe in themselves,” Anderson said. “It was pretty cool.”
Suber scored just four points in the first half but went off for 25 in the second, including five 3s.
“We started shooting the ball better,” Anderson said. “We had some open looks in the first half that just didn’t drop. Suber got extremely hot in the second half.”
Stargell scored 22 points and kept the Hawks afloat in the first half with 12.
Anthony Bernero added 10 points for Indian Trail, which plays at Wilmot on Tuesday night in an all-Kenosha County non-conference matchup.
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