All during the playoffs La Verne Lutheran boys basketball coach Eric Cooper kept saying he didn’t care how the Trojans won as long they finished a point ahead when it was over.
Talk about getting what you wish for. The Trojans turned what would have been March Sadness into their own March Madness in a dizzying final seven seconds.
After inbounding the ball down by a point with 7.2 seconds left, La Verne Lutheran won in dramatic fashion when junior Bruce English lined up a 15-foot jumper from the corner. He bounced his shot off the front of the rim and through as time expired to give second-seeded Lutheran an amazing 62-61 victory over top-ranked Windward in Thursday’s CIF-Southern Section Division 5AA championship at Colony High.
Wish we had better video of the final shot, but there’s no hiding the emotion …