Class 3A boys basketball: Millwood beats Centennial in double overtime

Asheford 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.
by Ed Godfrey Published: March 8, 2013
Advertisement
;

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.


by Michael Baldwin
Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    LeBron James apologizes for chaos in Ohio neighborhood with cupcakes
  2. 2
    Justin Bieber and Kevin Durant share brunch
  3. 3
    Madonna's Daughter Lourdes Blogs About Graduating High School
  4. 4
    Oklahoma TV station apologizes for giving rapper the boot
  5. 5
    ‘True Blood's’ Nelsan Ellis Slams Luke Grimes For Quitting Over Bisexual Storyline
+ show more