Rondale Watson heaved in a shot from near halfcourt at the final buzzer Friday night, giving unbeaten Greenbrier East a 63-61 victory over Tug Valley in a state-ranked boys basketball showdown at the King Coal Classic in Logan.
The Spartans (14-0), ranked No. 4 in Class AAA, trailed 61-60 with 1.8 seconds remaining, but had to travel the length of the court to score. Watson, East's top scorer at 23.7 points per game, got the ball and fired in a leaning jumper to win it in thrilling fashion.
Tug Valley (10-3) entered the game ranked No. 2 in Class A.
The event continues with four games today beginning at noon (see schedule, Page 2B).
For Cross Lanes (13-9), Tyler Corbin led the way with 21 points while Grant Humphrey scored 18 points and Kyle Davis finished with 17.