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LAST-SECOND LOSS

Posted 1/28/14

 

Hershey tops LD on last-second layup, 80-79

It came down to seconds.

 

The Falcon Nation was roaring – more than 100 students clad in their beachwear best chanted and cheered – during the last moments of …

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LAST-SECOND LOSS

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Hershey tops LD on last-second layup, 80-79

It came down to seconds.

 

The Falcon Nation was roaring – more than 100 students clad in their beachwear best chanted and cheered – during the last moments of Lower Dauphin’s boys’ basketball game against rival Hershey on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in Hummelstown. Lower Dauphin was ahead 79-78 as the clock ticked into the final seconds.

Hershey’s Jordan Wix Rauch saw an open opportunity, scoring a layup with 4.3 seconds left to snag an 80-79 lead. The Falcons called a time-out – with little time for one final effort.

Lower Dauphin’s Luke Rutledge launched a shot from behind the perimeter, but it came up short, and Hershey’s Ricky Bugg snatched the ball to seal the Falcons’ fate.

“We got lucky at the end,” said Hershey Coach Paul Blackburn. “We just really were able to make some plays and we were able to score one more point than them.” . . .

 

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