Jack Karasinki banked in a three pointer at the buzzer to lift Grand Rapids Catholic Central to a thrilling 58-56 win over South Christian in the season opener for both teams.
"It is a play we have been executing in practice everyday," Karasinski said. "We come in the gym ready to work. As you can see we played it off right, we got the shot, it's what we needed."
The Cougars trailed by a point with two seconds to play and had to inbound from under their own basket.
Junior Luka Ressler delivered a perfect pass that allowed Karasinksi to catch and shoot over a couple of Sailor defenders.
Jack Karasinki's game-winner!@goCCcougars beat South Christian 58-56 pic.twitter.com/uyIjhJz9kH— FOX 17 Blitz (@FOX17Blitz) February 11, 2021
South Christian made 8 three's in the first half and led the game, 36-25 at the break.
The Sailors led by as many as 14 points in the third quarter and by nine after three quarters.
Senior Connor Dykema led South Christian with 11 points, sophomore Jacob DeHaan added nine.
Catholic Central outscored South Christian 22-10 in the final eight minutes to claim the OK Gold win.
Sophomore point guard Kaden Brown led the Cougars with 14 points, freshman guard Durral Brooks scored 13 and Karsinski added 11.