Boys’ hoops beat buzzer to down Crespi

By Robbie Loeb

Center Zena Edosomwan ’12 banked in an inside shot as the buzzer sounded after trailing by as many as 20 points at Crespi Friday night, sparking the boys’ basketball team’s comeback to en route to a 67-66 win.

Crespi, ranked fourth in Southern California by ESPN Los Angeles, flaunted a perfect 6-0 league record and 17-1 overall coming into last night’s game. They beat fifth-ranked Loyola 75-73 earlier this month and beat 11th-ranked Alemany twice.

The Wolverines, coming into this game on a two-game losing streak after falling to Chaminade and Loyola, got their first league win against a quality opponent.

The Wolverines were down 23-13 at the end of the first quarter, and dug themselves into a bigger hole in the second, ending the half down 46-27. The Wolverines began their rally in the third period, outscoring Crespi 21-9 to cut the large deficit to seven entering the fourth.

On the last play of the game, the Wolverines were down 65-66 with seven seconds left on the game clock. Point guard Michael Sheng ’14 inbounded from the baseline to forward Derick Newton ’14 near halfcourt, who was double-teamed as he dribbled up the the 3-point line. Newton passed back inside to Sheng, who found Edosomwan for the game-winning layup. Wolverine fans stormed the court following Edosomwan’s heroics. 

The team now holds a 3-2 league record. They face Alemany tonight in Taper Gymnasium.