Boys Hoops: Fond du Lac Ojibwe Prevails in 3OT

Updated: 03/13/2014 5:56 PM
Created: 03/13/2014 4:28 PM
By: KSTP Sports

After blowing a 17-point lead in the middle of the second half, Fond du Lac Ojibwe survived three overtime periods to beat Canby 85-82 Thursday in the Boys' State Basketball Tournament Class A quarterfinals.

Canby went on a 19-2 run midway through the second half to tie the game at 58 with 4:46 left in regulation. The score would be tied again at 67 to force overtime.

That was only the beginning.

Davonte Williamson led Fond du Lac Ojibwe with 23 points, including key shots late in regulation and in the overtime periods. He had a block at the buzzer in
the first overtime to preserve a 73-73 tie on a
fastbreak layup.

He hit the game-tying bucket in the second
overtime with 2:43 to play to send it to a third
overtime knotted at 75.

In the third overtime, Williamson scored the go-
ahead bucket with 1:53 to play to give Fond du
Lac Ojibwe the 81-79 lead and dished out
assists on the next two buckets over a 40
second stretch that pushed the lead to six
with 1:13 remaining.

Michael Slaba tried to keep Canby in the game during the third overtime, hitting a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 1:13 left in the third extra session. He finished with 35 points, but could not convert one last three as time expired.

The game featured 10 ties and seven lead
changes overall.

Fond du Lac Ojibwe had two players foul out
while two others played the three overtimes
with four fouls without leaving the floor.

Fond du Lac Ojibwe will play top-seeded Belgrade-Brooten-
Elrosa in the Class A Semifinals on Friday at Target Center.

(Material from the Minnesota State High School League was used in this report.)

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