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A down-to-the-wire all out conference basketball match-up ensued in Williams, last Friday, as the Yellowjackets hosted the Hamilton Braves. The final two seconds of play closed out the game, as Hamilton took a three point win, 58-55.
Hamilton took the lead early in the first quarter but never by more than three points. Williams answered back to every basket by the Braves and trailed by a single point before the half.
Mo Hernandez heated up the score board banking three pointers again and again. Several defensive steals by Ozzy Ruiz helped contained the Braves offense and a back and forth score lead, no greater than three.
By the end of the third quarter, however, Hamiton gained a 10 point advantage over the Jackets, 41-31.
Williams immediately went to work in the fourth, narrowing the score gap to just two points. Hernandez, again, worked the three-point line for the Jackets, keeping Williams within just two on the score board.
But in the last seconds of the game, Hamilton pulled out a three-point shot of their own, taking the win 58-55.
Williams will descend to Hamilton tomorrow for a re-match at 5:30 PM. ■