What a win.
Sophomore Kingston hit a three-pointer to tie it up, and Sawyer Schenewark's heady play at the free-throw line lifted Granbury to a 40-39 miracle win over FW Brewer Friday at the James Wann Sports Center.
Fueled by Kingston Colston's 12 fourth-quarter points, Granbury (11-12, 1-0) pulled off nothing short of a miracle in coming back from being down by nine points and only scoring five in the third quarter.
Colston hit from downtown to tie the contest at 39-39, and Granbury came up with possession on Brewer's (12-11, 0-1) end of the court to bring the ball back down to the Pirates' goal with 11 seconds remaining.
Schenewark was fouled going for the rebound, he then hit the front end of two shots with one second left, and Coach David Breazeale called a time out to discuss the strategy.
That plan called for making sure Schenewark banged the front of the iron with his second free throw and for someone not wearing a Brewer uniform to come up with the resulting board.
It worked to perfection as Schenewark came up with the rebound himself and covered up the ball as the buzzer ended the Bears' hopes.
Few people watching would have picked the Pirates to pull it off after Brewer emerged from the locker room to turn a 21-20 game into a potential blowout with a 13-5 run to lead 34-25.
Undaunted Granbury fell into preventing Brewer from scoring while slowly chipping away at the 9-point disadvantage. Schenewark and Colston's four free throws started the run, and Colston nailed a three-pointer to make it 34-32 with 2:39 remaining.
Brewer was kept from scoring for almost six minutes and would only get four points the rest of the way as Colston took charge, sandwiching a pair of buckets around two charity shots. The last shot from behind the arc rang up the 39-39 score.
THE FIRST HALF
Granbury took charge in the first quarter and ran out to a 7-2 lead as Peyton Plash, Schenewark, Colston, Isaiah Trejo combined to outscore Brewer 11-8. The Bears fought back as Granbury went through a cold shooting spell, and Plash was sidelined by a hard fall.
After leading 18-13, Granbury went cold from the field over the final 4:30 of the first half but kept it close to trail 21-20 at halftime.
Colston's 18 points led the Pirates.
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