Keenan upended Ridge View 76-68 in overtime in the Chick-fil-A Classic finale for both teams Tuesday at Richland Northeast.
The Raiders tie the score with 19 seconds remaining in regulation on two free throws by Dennis Rowe. The Blazers had a chance to win it, but Jamar Gillispie’s jumped with three seconds to go was off the mark.
Gillispie gave Ridge View a 68-67 lead in OT with tip-in tally at the 2:14 mark, but those would be the last points of the tournament for the Blazers. Keenan took the lead for good on a jumper by Kenny Reed with 1:20 left in the extra session. Eric Washington expanded Keenan’s lead with two free throws with 28 seconds remaining. Rowe’s dunk off a RV turnover sealed the deal with 15 seconds left.
Rowe had a big game for the Raiders (5-5) with 28 points and eight rebounds. Rowe was 9-for-9 at the line. Washington chipped in 18 points on 7-for-11 shooting from the field, and Reed came off the bench to fired in 15 points.
Gillispie led Ridge View (3-8) with 14 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals. Cameron lee added 13 points to the Blazers cause.