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Class 4A boys: Union 66, No. 4 Jackson 65 (OT)

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on March 1, 2012 at 9:28 pm with No Comments »
March 1, 2012 9:28 pm

Video of Union’s Tanner Nelson tying the score in regulation with 9.6 seconds left, and Jackson’s attempt to win.

Jordan Chatman’s 24-foot 3-pointer with 55 seconds left in overtime catapulted the Titans into the state semifinals.

“I was open,” Chatman said, “so I though I had to take it.”

When Union came out of a timeout, the plan was to get the BYU-bound Chatman the ball. But even his teammates were surprised that he attempted the long-range shot.

“I didn’t know he was going to shoot a 3 that deep,” said Tanner Nelson, who passed the ball to Chatman. “He just launched it.”

Jackson had a chance to take the lead, but missed a couple shots and then traveled. Union got possession and dribbled out the final seven seconds.

Nelson and Chatman each scored 20 points for the Titans (19-7). Nelson sent the game into overtime when he made two free throws with 9.6 seconds left, tying the score at 60.

Jackson guard Sam Brown scored 24 points, hitting 6 of 12 3-pointers, and forward Jason Todd totaled 22 points and 13 rebounds.

Brown’s 3-pointer with 1:55 left in regulation gave the Timberwolves (19-6) their first lead, 56-55, of the fourth quarter.

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