Benton Harbor’s Basketball Buzzer Beater is a Perfect High School Sports Moment
The Benton Harbor Tigers claimed their conference title for the 22-23 season in dramatic fashion with a buzzer-beater to defeat Brandywine.
The Tigers were tied at 56 with the Bobcats with 0.7 seconds remaining. Benton Harbor's Brian Gillespie hits a layup as time expires to push the Tigers to a 58-56 win in the Bobcats' gym.
The win also secured the Lakeland Conference title outright for Benton Harbor with the Niles Leader reporting
A potential game of the year candidate in southwest Michigan, Brandywine (Division 3) led by as many as 10 points in the first and second quarters. However, Division 2’s Benton Harbor, which entered the contest on a three-game losing streak, was able to cut the Bobcats’ lead to single digits at the end of each frame.
In the closing seconds...
A frantic tangle under the Benton Harbor basket put the ball out of bounds with 0.7 remaining. Knapp tried to substitute Brad Covington in for height against the 6-foot-5 Brian Gillespie, but couldn’t make it in time. Damarien Bell would lob the ball up to Gillespie, who would complete the comeback at the buzzer. Gillespie led all scorers with 20 points on the night.
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