Black Hawks gets OT win, advances to Region IV semis

Posted Online: Feb. 28, 2013, 10:46 pm
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GALESBURG -- After making a pair of free throws to build a three-point lead with a little more than a second remaining in regulation, the Black Hawk men's basketball felt like the game was in the bag. But Carl Sandburg's Seth Wickert had other plans. Wickert made a half-court three-point heave that banked in at the buzzer, to tie the game at 56, forcing an overtime session.

"We thought we had the win in regulation," Black Hawk coachDarren Bizarri said."I just told the kids to go out and get it in the overtime period."

Black Hawk responded to Wickert's heave, by scoring 10 of the first 12 points in overtime. Black Hawk then cruised to a 70-64 win Regional IV quarterfinals, giving it a date with top-seeded South Suburban on Sunday at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby.

"This time of year, you're fighting to play another day," said Bizarri. "It was a great team effort offensively, defensively and off the bench."

The Braves were by Davenport West alum Cody Cooley, who scored 19 points, and forwardDuol Mayot's 13.


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