Skyview boys win at buzzer
Ross Armstrong got the Skyview Storm back in the game, then Anthony Chamberlain won it for the Storm Friday night in a boys basketball game at Columbia River High School.
Chamberlain found a loose ball with about two seconds to play, then launched a shot that hung on the rim before falling through the net at the buzzer for a 50-49 victory over the Chieftains.
Columbia River was up 10 with about five minutes to play, according to River coach David Long.
Then Ross Armstrong started shooting. Armstrong made three three-pointers in that final quarter, pulling the Storm closer.
The Chieftains, who had won two games this week to open the season, missed front ends of 1-and-1 situations twice in the final 20 seconds, keeping it a one-point game.
The Chieftains still had the lead and even looked like they were going to defend the final play. They deflected a pass that hit off the backboard, but Chamberlain got to the ball first, and then he shot the ball just prior to the final horn, giving the Storm their first win of the season in two tries.
“It was a tough loss,” Long said. “But it was a fun basketball game to watch.”
Chamberlain’s final two points gave him 11 for the game, good enough to share team-high honors with Brian Cairns. Armstrong had all nine of his points with his three-point spurt in that final period.
Isaiah Smith led Columbia River with 18 points. Gunnar Wahl added 14 for the Chieftains.