RANDOLPH, NJ- With only eight seconds left on the clock in the quarterfinal game of the Morris County Boys Basketball Tournament, Randolph senior Drew Brown raced from baseline to baseline to drop in the winning basket in the Rams 57-56 victory over Morristown Beard. ( SEE Video above in Photo Carousel )
After Randolph took a two-point lead with less than a minute left, the Crimson appeared poised to secure the win after a three point play put them up by one point with just eight ticks left on the clock.
Brown took the inbounds pass and took off up the right side of the court, driving all the way to the basket and finishing with a layup that stunned the Crimson and sealed the win for the Rams.
The team and fans rushed the court and mobbed Brown in celebration, as the Rams now head into the semifinals where they will meet the No. 3 Seed Delbarton Saturday Feb. 17 at 5 pm.
The game was neck and neck throughout; as the scoreboard showed a tie game after the first period, a one-point lead for the Crimson at half, and a two-point lead for the Crimson after three. But in the end, it was Randolph who got the most critical points of the game as the clock expired.
Andrew Fusco led Randolph in scoring with 15 points, followed by Brown and Mario Haklaj who each added 14 points.