Dragons edge No. 15 Archbishop Spalding in overtime
Noah Batchelor and Igor Yoka-Bratasz combined for 39 points and each hit a pressure packed, buzzer-beating three-pointer to help ninth-ranked Glenelg Country pull out a dramatic, 68-67, overtime win over No. 15 Archbishop Spalding, Monday in Ellicott City.
Batchelor, who scored a game-high 22 points, hit a fade-away three-pointer as the fourth quarter horn sounded to forge a 58-58 tie and send the game to overtime.
As it had throughout regulation, the game went back-and-forth in overtime, but Spalding once again held a lead in the final seconds. Yoka-Bratasz, however, delivered more heroics, launching a game-winning three-pointer with just .6 seconds remaining. Yoka-Bratasz, a Polish national and Top 100 prospect in the Class of 2020, finished with 17 points.
Batchelor added eight rebounds, while Jordan Brathwaite added 8 points and nine rebounds for the Dragons (7-4 overall), who improved to 4-2 in the A Conference where they hold a narrow lead at the top of the Black Division.
Cam Whitmore scored 21 points to lead Spalding (8-5 overall, 6-3 MIAA A) and Ty Peterson scored 12 points for the Cavaliers.
Pictured above: Igor Yoka-Bratasz, who hit the game-winning three-pointer in overtime to allow Glenelg Country to edge visiting Archbishop Spalding.