Boys Basketball: Reavis beats buzzer, Evergreen Park
By Logan Malloy For Sun-Times Media February 1, 2013 9:28PM
Updated: March 4, 2013 6:28AM
Reavis is getting used to late-game heroics.
A week after downing Oak Lawn on a buzzer-beater by Nick Bal, Reavis’ Ed Puha hit the game-winner with five-tenths of a second left to stun host Evergreen Park 35-33 on Friday night in the South Suburban Red.
“We keep dodging bullets,” Puha said.
The clinching play saw Puha slip to the block after a screen from Yaseen Ghouleh. Jorge Martinez lobbed the ball from 25 feet out as Puha elevated and connected off glass to give Reavis the victory.
“At 12 (seconds), we were going to that play,” Puha said. “It’s something we practice all the time. It was a good pass and a good screen. I knew we’d get it off in time; I just didn’t know if it would go in.”
Puha finished with eight points and Ghouleh added nine for the Rams (15-5, 6-3). Bal finished with a game-high 16, including four points in an 11-second span to knot the game at 33.
Jaquet McClendon netted eight points and Turron Clayton added six to pace Evergreen Park (5-18, 2-8).