Our new media partnership with the Advocate of Stamford allows us to pool our resources for big games such as this. So with those guys down there taking care of the game story, I could write a column rather than take notes for a game story (which is much, much tougher and significantly more time consuming).
So, with specifics being attended to, I was free to do some hoops video for the first time all season with my favorite little digital camera. “Oh, man,” said St. Joseph senior Nick Piccirillo, who I sat with at the game but (ahem) failed to mention in the column (sorry, dog. At least you get a blog entry). “Not the camera again.”
For those of you familiar with our football coverage, this is old hat. Also, I’m using YouTube again (the other service, which was better, decided to charge).
Add: A big thanks goes out to Birdseye Sports who, once again had Tommy Razor in the house armed with a state-of-the art camera. Check the bottom of the post to see his awesome highlights.”
It was pretty exciting stuff tonight. St. Joseph wins it 46-45, coming back from a 10-point, third-quarter deficit to win on Greg Langston‘s drive and reverse layup against Trinity Catholic junior forward Tevin Baskin, who, by the way, had himself a nice little little gallery of college coaches (Xavier, UMass, Rutgers) there to check him out. Baskin has a tremendous scoring night, but was powerless to stop this drive.
That set up a crazy series of events in the final 37 seconds. Trinity got the ball down close, but missed two shots, the last of which wound up in the hands of Matt Delmonte with 14 seconds left. But Delmonte missed the front end of the one-and-one, giving Trinity one more shot to win the game.
After getting the ball tipped out of bounds with seven seconds left, Trinity took a timeout. Barlow coach Seth Babikan, an assistant coach at St. Joseph until this year, said Trinity was going to get the ball to Eric Jean-Guillaume. And they did, but they had to throw the inbounds across midcourt and rushed to get the ball back to Guillaume on the baseline. His shot fell out and… well here it is (Guillaume is the white blob taking the shot. Thanks for the great rez, YouTube).
This is just the beginning of what’s shaping up to be a great week.
And here’s what Tommy Razor of Birdseye Sports saw: