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Hoops History: How'd that Happen?

The boys varsity basketball team will begin game action this week and no doubt some unusual things will happen. Don't they always?

But in the 2015-16 season, and most likely through the 2115-2116 season, at least, it's pretty definite we won't see this again: A game with a final score of 18-16. After four overtimes. With only two points being scored in the extra sessions.

Believe it. In the 1994-95 season, the Quakers beat Chestnut Hill Academy by that score as Scott Zalben OPC '95 made a field goal with four seconds remaining.

That was the first season in which OT sessions lasted four minutes. The previous time was three minutes. The game was relatively normal through one quarter as CHA claimed a 10-5 lead. Halftime arrived with the score at 12-12. So, over 16 more minutes in regulation, plus 16 in the OTs, only 10 points were scored. Larry Storm OPC '96 (also the football quarterback) managed eight for the game.

Some people in attendance, rumor has it, never did wake up (smile).

 

Posted by S. Sexton in silary on Monday November, 30, 2015
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