The ball movement wasn’t great. The defender didn’t bite on the shot clock, and the entire sequence seemed disjointed. But sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good, it seems.
St. Francis appears to have had lady luck on their side during the last 7.3 seconds of the Northeast Championship semi-final game against Wagner.
Check out the final sequence:
Freshman guard Keith Braxton errantly launched up a tres as time expires in part frustration and part last ditch effort, and punches his teams ticket to a championship game. The final score, 71-70 in favor of St. Francis, means that SFU will play the winner of the game between Robert Morris and Mt. Saint Mary’s.
This is the first playoff appearance for the Saint Francis Red Flash since 1991, when they won their first and only Northeast Conference Championship.Meanwhile, Wagner won the Northeast Championship in 2015, and was considered the favorite in this game and had home-court advantage.
A tough and gutsy… and lucky, victory for St. Francis.