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Barlow boosts its playoff hopes with late rush

The Bruins erase a five-point deficit in the final minutes to win at David Douglas


by: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Barlows Parker Joncus dribbles around David Douglas defender Charles Jones during the teams 53-51 road win Tuesday night. The game was slipping away when Barlow called timeout, trailing 49-44 with 2:26 to play Tuesday night at David Douglas. The Bruins needed points, and they needed them in a hurry.

Malik Wilson and Caden Nelson combined to deliver just that with a flurry down the stretch that saw the Bruins hit four baskets in little more than a minute to surprise the Scots 53-51.

The duo converted a series of turnovers into layins to get the spurt rolling and finished it when Wilson found himself pressed against the sideline in front of the Barlow bench. He kept his composure and whipped a perfect pass behind the head of his defender and into the hands of Nelson, who was stuck under the backboard. Nelson took a moment to gain his balance before going straight up and putting a shot off the glass for a 52-49 lead as the clock rolled under a minute.

David Douglas had a chance to force overtime when Hunter Davis dribbled in the length of the court in six seconds, but his layin attempt at the buzzer had a bit too much gusto, hitting the backboard and coming off on the other side.

Barlow moved into third place, sitting in position for the league’s final automatic playoff berth, heading into the final week of the regular season.

The Bruins host No. 9 Central Catholic at 7 p.m. Friday.

Look for expanded game coverage in our Friday, Feb. 21, print edition.

View a photo gallery from the game at ...

http://daveball.exposuremanager.com/g/feb18_barlow-douglas_boys_hoops




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