Jacks beat Prosser on buzzer beater
The Jacks are rounding into form after winning a pair of two-point games over the weekend. They started with a 41-39 win over Wapato and capped the weekend with a 44-42 win over Toppenish.
Quincy 41, Wapato 39
Credit the Jacks defense for last Friday’s win over Wapato.
They were able to shrink a 10-point first-quarter deficit all the way down to one point. Quincy trailed the Wolves (2-5) 18-17 heading into the break.
“The defense won the game,” said junior Johan Farias. “A stop here and a stop there led to buckets. All in all it was a great team effort.”
You can also credit Farias (10 points, three rebounds) with a perfectly timed shot in the final seconds of the fourth quarter to snap a 39-39 tie. The guard took the ball at half court and with six seconds to go made his move to the basket. He drove into the paint and took a short jumper with 3.5 seconds to go to give the Jacks a 41-39 lead.
Wapato called a quick timeout with one second left on the clock. The Wolves’ Marcus Guerva (nine points) was able to get a final shot off, but it missed the mark and the Jacks won their second CWAC game of the season.
“The whole season I’ve gone too early,” said Farias about the timing of his final shot. “I looked up at the shot clock and went for it.”
The Jacks second-quarter comeback was fueled by Daniel Chavez (four points) in his first varsity action of the season. In the fourth quarter Mark Horning (10 points, six rebounds) sank five of six free throws and Rafael Guzman scored six of his 10 points.
“We took our time and were relaxed,” said Farias. “Relaxed and we let the game come to us.”
Others: Eric Navarro added three points, Phillip Tobin had three steals, Mike Diaz had two steals and Kevin Flores had three assists. Wapato’s Chip Strom scored 13 points, before leaving the game late in the fourth with a shoulder injury.
Quincy 44, Toppenish 42
The Jacks traveled to Toppenish and won their second straight CWAC game. The Jacks (3-6) and the Wildcats (2-7) went down to the wire on Saturday. Quincy built a 34-28 lead entering the fourth quarter and held on for a 44-42 win.
Farias scored 13 points, Flores scored 12 points and Horning added 11 points. Others: Chavez 4, Diaz 4.
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