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Posted: Jan 11, 2022 9:40 PMUpdated: Jan 11, 2022 10:40 PM

Thompson's Foul Shots Push Ironmen Past CV

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The Nowata Ironmen topped No. 19 Caney Valley in a thriller on Tuesday night, 47-46. Jace Thompson was fouled on a three-point attempt with less than a second remaining and converted all three free throws to give Nowata the win. Here’s how the final shot sounded.

Nowata pulled ahead after a slow start for both teams in the first quarter. The Ironmen lead 15-5 after one period. Caney Valley and star Daniel Barham would come alive in the second quarter. Barham scored 19 of his game-high 29 points in the second quarter. This bucket came just before the quarter expired.

Caney Valley kept its lead going into the fourth quarter at 38-31. Nowata’s defense would stay strong late into the game. The Ironmen went on a quick 7-2 burst to pull the score to 40-38 in the first minute of the final quarter. Caney Valley would score just six points over the final seven minutes.

Tied at 44-44 in the final minute Jackie Black would put back a Barham miss to give the Trojans the lead. Nowata would set up an inbounds play for Thompson that led to a foul being called. Thompson said he was confident going to the line.

Nowata moves to 9-2 with their eighth straight—its ninth straight win over Caney Valley. The Trojans drop to 8-3 overall.


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