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Robinson Sends Gray To Finals

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This game got off with a thunderous dunk by Aaron Neismith of Porter Gaud followed by another thunderous dunk by 2017 CFA Dunk Champion Juwan Gary of Gray Collegiate. Gray had the hot hand throughout the first half draining 4 three’s (2 from Khalil Robinson and 2 from Tommy Bruner. The Cylcones had a hard time getting going on offense as they failed to convert several easy opportunities around the basket. Gray finished the half with a 34-24 advantage.

Jack Nutley of Porter Gaud would get the Cyclones within 36-30 with 13:26 to go in the 2nd half on a break away to get the momentum going for the Cyclones. The Cyclones would go on a 12-3 run until Gary would kill their momentum with a showtime dunk on a breakaway to put Gray up 42-36 with 9:57 to go. Khalil Robinson would then hit back to back three pointers to put Gray back up by 9 points. Neismith then decided to lead the charge for the Cyclones scoring 5 straight and then Jake Lanford finished a three-point play to cut the lead to 49-46 with 4:23 to play. Neismith would go on to tie the game on two different possessions in the last few minutes and then had a chance for the game winner but couldn’t convert at the end of regulation.

In overtime, the Cyclones jumped out quick on a 4-0 run, but Tommy Bruner of Gray answered right back scoring 5 straight points in a minute span. The game would go back and forth until Gray would be up by 3 with under a minute to go and possession of the ball. Off the Robinson turnover, Porter Gaud came back with another 3 pointer to tie by Neismith with :38. Gray would come down and hold for the last shot as Khalil Robinson would avenge his earlier turnover and get past his defender for the game winner with 7.5 seconds left. Porter Gaud would get one last shot as Josiah James would go the length of the floor and get a good look from three but it would rim out and the War Eagles prevailed in an Overtime thriller.

Gray will face off with Providence Day on Saturday at 8:30 in the main gym for the American Bracket Championship.