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Rappahannock’s ‘gutsy’ trey at the buzzer clocks Lancaster, 42-41

Lancaster’s Gerrell Moody (4) drives for the basket around Rappahannock’s Tyler West (11). Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Rappahannock High coach Jonas Ankrom made a gutsy call.

Down by two with four seconds on the clock against Lancaster last Friday night in varsity boys basketball, he went for the win instead of the tie. The Raiders put four players around the arc and threw the ball inbounds under their own goal. Tyler West put the shot up and caught nothing but net on the way down to lift the Raiders over Lancaster, 42-41.

It was a gutsy call for a few reasons. Rappahannock hadn’t hit a three-pointer in the game. In fact, Rappahannock hadn’t scored from the floor in the fourth quarter.

Free throws kept the Raiders in the game in the final eight minutes. Rappahannock scored all 11 of their fourth-quarter points—before the trey—at the charity…

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