Whatever Cedar Rapids Kennedy Coach Bob Fontana told his team during a third-quarter timeout Saturday night certainly worked out.
The Cougars immediately made two points without even touching the ball.
Playing a sluggish game up to that point against undermanned Center Point-Urbana, the suddenly energized Kennedy boys scored 13 straight after the gift basket and went on to pound the Pointers, 54-39, at the Kennedy gym.
The turning point came midway in the third period after the Cougars went ahead of the pesky visitors 29-27 on a dipsy-do driving layup by Anthony Carter on a sweet dish from big Ben Struss.
Fontana then called what turned out to be a strategic timeout.
On the ensuing inbounds pass under the Kennedy basket, wide-open CPU sophomore Mason McCauley caught the pass and scored an uncontested layup in the other team’s hoop.
The goal was given to Cougar Johnathon Koelling since he was the closest one to the wrong-way shooter.
Last Updated on Sunday, 16 December 2012 00:21