STEELE CREEK Palisades Episcopal School varsity basketball team beat the Back Creek Christian Academy Bobcats on Jan. 15.
The game was tied with 17 seconds left, and Back Creek had the ball for what could have been the final shot. However, the Gryphons stepped up to get the rebound, and Grant Stadler was fouled bringing it down the court.
With 2.6 seconds to go, the Gryphons had the ball to inbound at half court. After a time out, the team went to execute the play.
Parker Manley hurled the ball in from past the half-court line. He hit the rim, the ball went straight up, was tipped and found its way into Max Gilbert’s hands. Max put up the last second shot, and it went in while the buzzer was sounding. A referee said it was one of the greatest plays he has ever seen.
The Gryphons went on to play the St. Anne Catholic School Eagles on Jan. 17. The Gryphons came out with a 40-11 deficit at the half but kept fighting for a win. Eight out of 10 Gryphons scored, and Henos Sium scored a season-high of eight points. Incredibly, the Gryphons won the game. With this win, the Gryphons pulled their record to 9-2 for the season with six games to play.
The PES junior varsity Gryphons basketball team also had a great week winning against the St. Anne Catholic School Eagles. It was the team’s final game of the season and brought it to an even 5-5 record. The team was led in scoring by Ethan Puno.
LWAA registration under way
LAKE WYLIE Registration for Lake Wylie Athletic Association’s spring baseball season is under way for players ages 4 to 13. In person registration will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of Bi-Lo in Lake Wylie. Visit eteamz.com/lwaa for information and to register. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.