The MS8 FYI basketball team got our first win of the season in exciting fashion. The Flatbush Suns were defeated 49-47 in OT by an and-one buzzer beater by Tyshawn. That was our 3rd straight game that had to continue after the end of the 4th quarter. This was the first win for the team and MS8 FYI is now 1-3. Our team only had 5 players, which means everyone having to play the whole game. Also we only had one 8th grader, Tyshawn, and everyone stepped up in a big way to win the 4th game of the season. The players that were there were Ryan, Warner, Jojo, Lamont and Tyshawn.
The game was exciting from the tip off, neither team taking too big of a lead. In the 1st, Ryan was making some insane hook shots to give the MS8 team a boost. The game was pretty close all the way through until MS8 got an 8 point lead in the 4th by good mid-range shooting by Lamont. But then some key mistakes were made including a lane violation by Warner that made the game go into OT. By then MS8 had the feeling that this game was going to go like the previous two OT games where MS8 could not pull them out. In the game as a whole Warner, Jojo and Tyshawn all made a 3 but none of them were as clutch as Jojo’s. When MS8 was down by 4 with less than a minute to go, Jojo was able to make a pull up 3 to shrink the lead down to 1. Then after a missed shot by the Flatbush Suns, Tyshawn dribbled the ball up the court and made the and-one at the buzzer. They let Tyshawn shoot the congratulatory free throw to put the ribbon on the present as MS8 got their first win of the season.