Robertson's buzzer-beating three-point shots lifts Crusaders

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RICHLAND – Jordan Robertson is averaging in double figures in scoring for the Wildwood Catholic boys basketball team this season. But the 6-4 junior forward was held scoreless and made frustrated by a strong defensive effort by Cherokee at the Olympic-Cape Challenge on Sunday.

That is, until it came time for the final shot of the game.

Robertson made his only shot and scored his only points of the game on a step-back, fall-away three-pointer from the right wing as time expired to give Wildwood Catholic a 39-36 victory over the Chiefs.

The win allowed the Crusaders to escaped a mighty comeback by their opponent, whom they led by as many as 15 points in the third quarter.

On the final possession, Robertson accepted the ball just to the left of the top of the key. After attempting but failing with several moves to drive toward the basket, Robertson made his way to the right side near the Crusader bench and shot the ball while fading away from a closing defender. The ball passed through the net cords as the buzzer sounded.

Wildwood Catholic’s Eddie McWade led all scorers in the contest with 22 points. Clinton Freeman added 11 for the winners.

Wildwood Catholic improved to 18-3 overall with the victory.

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