Cross Creek's Berry Sinks Game WInner against Butler
With 7.5 seconds remaining, Cross Creek's Maurice Berry took the inbound pass, drove the length of the court, and converted a layup as time expired, securing a 54-52 Razorback road win over the Butler Bulldogs. The team and crowd celebrated immediately after the clutch play. The Razorbacks improve to 10-6 overall and 2-1 in region play. Cross Creek now joins two teams, Butler and Burke County, in a tie for second place in sub region 3B-AAAA competition. Cross Creek was not celebrating early in the game, as the Bulldogs took an 18-4 first quarter lead. Don Coleman (29 points) and Marquis Leverette scored early and often. But Cross Creek would not go quietly. After a slow start shooting the ball, the Razorbacks found their rhythm in the second quarter and kept the game within striking distance. Their defense began to make some stops and the visitors were able to get better looks on the offensive end. The Razorbacks' defense was stifling in the final quarter, holding Butler to only 6 points. Cross Creek also began to penetrate, get in the paint, and either score or find an open man inside. Treaire Moore (19 points) and Vincent Norris (18 points) led the Razorbacks and helped put Berry in position to deliver the final blow. Watch the highlights above to see how the game unfolded and how Cross Creek improved its region record to 2-1.