HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK -- It wasn't a planned play, according to point guard Chadd Moore. But it worked. And it sent such coaching notables as the head coaches of Alabama and North Carolina home impressed with junior big man Jackie Butler.
The South East Raptors, trailing 64-62 with about 10 seconds left in regulation, received their first break when the Juice All Stars missed the front end of a one-and-one.
Moore raced the ball upcourt and fed the ball inside to Butler, who used his wide frame to spin and face the basket. Butler then shot the ball and it bounced off the side of the rim and through the net as the buzzer sounding.
Butler then calmly swished the free throw with no time remaining to give his team the 65-64 victory. "It was a great win," Moore said. "It wasn't a planned play. It just happened that way. We will take it. We will take it."
Michigan Hurricanes 74, Westchester Hawks 61: Michigan State bound forward Paul Davis pumped in 26 points and played a very strong frontcourt game to lead his teammates to an impressive victory. Rashard Turner led the way for Westchester with a game-high 34 points.