CBA ends J-D's 38-game win streak

When J-D stormed back and tied it 32-32 early in the third period, it looked to be taking over. But CBA answered and went back in front for good, as Kitts kept hitting and Kevin Yarnell put home six of his 13 points in this frame. Stefan Thompson also stood out, the point guard working his way to 14 points.

Gradually, the Rams began to show frustration, and it culminated when, with 5:40 left, senior star Alshwan Hymes (who had just six points) pursued a loose ball and, in the process, hit Wiese in the face with an elbow.

Charged with a flagrant foul, Hymes got ejected, while fans and coaches nearly came to blows on the sidelines, forcing Wleklinski to address the crowd to calm things down.

When play resumed, the Brothers clung to its lead, even though Mike Goodman fouled out and Triche took over on J-D's side, scoring at will to eat away at CBA's margin as time wound down.

Thompson, Yarnell and Wiese would all take turns in the final two minutes at the foul line, and Troy Bullock hit an open lay-up with 20 seconds left to make it 64-59.

Despite all this, Triche, who finished with 36 points, cut the margin to 65-63, and Wiese was fouled with 3.8 seconds left. Needing to make both of them to ice the victory, Wiese did so.

On Sunday, CBA (16-4) found out that it would have the no. 2 seed for the Section III Class AA playoffs, with a first-round bye. On Friday night, the Brothers will face the winner of Tuesday's Auburn-Central Square game in the quarterfinal round.

Meanwhile, J-D (19-1) still had the top seed in Class A, but will be without Hymes when it faces the survivor of Tuesday's Fowler-Bishop Ludden game on Friday night.

Vote on this Story by clicking on the Icon


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment