Leftover thoughts from Bosse-Harrison

What a game.

With first place on the line in the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference, the Bosse and Harrison High School boys’ basketball teams turned in a classic. Bulldogs senior Perry Fairrow slashed to the basket for the game-winning layup with 0.5 seconds left in double overtime, finally giving Bosse the 89-88 victory.

Due to time and space limitations in finishing up the print product, I wasn’t quite able to unload all of my thoughts in the initial story, which can be read here.

I won’t do a post like this for every game, but this showdown certainly deserves some extra reflection.

— I didn’t mention Bosse senior Jeremy Martin in my story (the list of heroes on both sides was too long), but he had an outstanding game. The 5-foot-8 point guard finished with 10 points and seven assists and — along with Bo Burkhart — kept the Bulldogs in the game until Bryson Johnson and Fairrow got going in the second half.

— The high-scoring, back-and-forth nature of the game was incredibly entertaining to watch, which was noted by both coaches afterward. Not one player shied from the big moment, and numerous clutch baskets were hit by both teams. When a game goes to two overtimes, there are plenty of opportunities for what seem like game-saving or game-winning shots.

“It’s neither team wanting to lose and it’s big-time players from each team understanding the moment and their role and understanding we want the ball in their hands,” Bosse coach Shane Burkhart said.

I usually root for games to end as quickly as possible so I can write comfortably on deadline, but I could’ve watched that spectacle all night.

— That was my first time seeing the Duncan brothers play (I worked in North Dakota for two years before joining the Courier & Press last week). They’re as good as advertised.

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