Buzzer-beater knocks off ranked Tigers

by Gunnar Davis

Fourteen seconds remained on the clock on Jan. 8 at Gilbert. The PCM Mustang boys’ basketball team was down by two. They were looking to knock off the unbeaten Heart of Iowa Conference leaders and 3A sixth-ranked Gilbert Tigers. The ball was brought up, and the entry pass from senior Chase Keuning to junior Logan Gilman was denied back to Keuning. He passed it to senior Trey Lindsay. Lindsay pump faked and pulled up from five feet behind the arc. Swish. The final score read 53-52.
“When I hit the shot, it was exciting,” Lindsay said. “I mean, we had just won the game, and we beat a ranked team in 3A. They were undefeated, and we beat them.”
The Tigers got off to a hot start and led the Mustangs eight to one at one point, before the Mustangs stormed back and took a six-point lead at halftime, 28-22. After a strong third quarter, Gilbert had it all tied up at the end of the third, 37-37. The fourth quarter was looking grim for PCM until Lindsay stepped up and delivered two three pointers in the last minute. The rest was history.
“This win meant a lot,” Lindsay said. “It meant that we could play with a good team like Gilbert, and that we can beat anybody.”
Lindsay led the team with 25 points and added five steals. Gilman also had nine points and led with five boards. Senior Ricky Reeve and sophomore Luke Greiner each had six points.
The Mustangs’ next game will be tonight, Jan. 22, at home against in-conference foe Nevada. The girls will start at 6 pm with the boys following 7:30.