DuPont Manual vs. Ballard (Boys)
7th Region Tournament Championship
Valley High School
March 12, 2015
Ballard came back from the dead once again to stage yet another improbable comeback to defeat Manual by a score of 67-60 in overtime. Manual led 24-4 early in the second quarter and held a 48-38 lead with approximately seven minutes left in the game. Ballard roared back to take a 55-53 lead with a minute and a half left in the game. Jarrett Harness scored to tie the game at 55-55 but missed the ensuing free throw with 14 seconds remaining on the clock. However Manual had another chance but missed the shot at the buzzer and the game went to overtime. Manual took an early 57-55 lead but Ballard closed out the game with 12-3 run. Ballard led 60-57 with 1:20 left on the clock when Harness was assessed a foul on a steal attempt and also picked up a technical for reportedly slamming the ball to the floor. Jamil Wilson calmly connected on all four free throws putting the game out of reach.
6-1 Sr. Jalen Perry led Ballard with 25 points and eight rebounds. 6-2 Sr. Anthony Eaves added 14 points and six rebounds. 5-7 So. Jamil Wilson also reached double figures with 12 points and pulled down seven rebounds.
6-5 Sr. Dwayne Sutton led Manual with 20 points and 12 rebounds. 5-9 Sr. JaKory Freeman added 11 points.
DuPont Manual (60) – Sutton 20, Freeman 11, Chilton 9. West 8, Harness 4, Niemann 4, Horton 2, Gordon 2.
Ballard (67) – Perry 25, Eaves 14, Wilson 12, Douglas 6, Ramsey 5, Smith 3, Schiavone 2.
Dr. Rudy J. Ellis Sports Medicine All Tournament Team – Trey Moses (Eastern), CJ Shanklin (St. Xavier), Marshall Firman (Central), Will Parker (Male), Raymond Spalding (Trinity), Nicholas Kratholm (Waggener), Jake Chilton (DuPont Manual), Dwayne Sutton (DuPont Manual), Jamil Wilson (Ballard), Anthony Eaves (Ballard), and Corey Douglas (Ballard).