This time it was a Millwood player who made the game-winning shot for the Falcons.
A night after Hugo's Trey Johnson sank an improbable game-winning basket for Millwood, Ashford Golden's tip-in of a missed shot at the buzzer in double overtime gave the Falcons a 59-57 win over two-time defending state champion Centennial.
“I knew my teammate (Chris Crook) was going to drive and I knew if I crashed the boards I would get the rebound,” said Golden, who had 13 points and six rebounds in the game.
“I could have dunked it, but I didn't know how much time was left so I just laid it in. It felt like a dream at first.”
After Thursday night's miracle win over Hugo and the dramatic double-overtime victory Friday night over top-ranked Centennial, Millwood's Jaylen Edwards said the Falcons seem like a team destined to win a state championship.
“Everything happens for a reason,” Edwards said.
Millwood raced to a 15-4 lead after the first quarter and held that 11-point lead at halftime.
Centennial (20-9) rallied to take the lead in the second half, only to have Millwood force overtime on a bucket by Michael Mays off an inbounds pass in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter.
Centennial's Terry Davis scored with seven seconds remaining in the first overtime to send the game into double overtime.
Mays and Davis both finished with a game-high 14 points as did Centennial's Malik Foxx.
Millwood (19-9) now meets Okemah at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at State Fair Arena for the state 3A title.
The Falcons will be seeking their 15th state championship in boys' basketball. Okemah will be trying to win its first.
Edwards said the Falcons will have plenty of energy left for Saturday night's title game despite the two emotional wins at the buzzer against Hugo and Centennial.
“We love games like this,” he said. “We got enough for tomorrow. We are going to bring it 10 times harder tomorrow.”