Rogers and Scott emerge victorious in City semi's
Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:06:12 GMT —
When the City League playoffs started, there were those that thought it was a mere formality before another Rogers vs Scott rematch for a City title.
Scott played Bowsher in the first semi-final Tuesday night and looked to be on their way to the championship game with a 17 point lead heading into the fourth quarter.
However, Bowsher's Kharri Dailey sparked a comeback with his 13 points and the Rebels cut the lead to one with less than four seconds left.
It was Dailey who had a chance to win it for the Rebels as he pulled up just past the half-court line with a shot just before the buzzer that glanced off the rim and fell to the floor, giving Scott an 84-83 win.
"Honestly, we wanted to get through this game to get to Rogers," said Scott's Shaquille Allen who led the Bulldogs with 24 points. "We got to get them back because they got us good at our house."
In order for that to happen, Rogers would have to beat Start in the second semi-final of the night.
The Spartans jumped out to an early lead and managed to stay out in front into the fourth quarter before the Rams, led by Clemmye Owens and his 27 points, would win 73-66.
"At practice everyday we work on finishing games," said Owens. "That's what happened right there, we just had to finish the game."
That sets up a Scott vs Rogers Ctiy champioship game this Thursday night.
Both teams beat the other on their opponents home floor earlier this year but the title game will be played on a neutral court at Waite high school at 7:30 pm.