When the Clarence Cannon Conference boys varsity All-League basketball team took on its Eastern Missouri Conference counterparts on Thursday, it was a back-and-forth affair that took every second of two extra-sessions to decide.
While the lead was never that far out of reach for either squad, it was Highland's Matthew Scoggin who got the last laugh by sinking a free throw with three seconds left in the second overtime to give the CCC a 75-74 victory.
Because the CCC posted offensive advantages of 22-14 in the first quarter and 14-13 in the second, it went into halftime up 36-27. The EMO then came out after the break and claimed the third 21-14 to pull within 50-48 prior to taking the fourth 16-14 to end the game tied at 64-64.
Individually for the CCC, South Shelby's Dawson Woods had 11 points. The EMO, on the other hand, was led by Montgomery County's Chase Parrish and Wellsville-Middletown's Seth Oliver with 20 points each and scoring 10 a piece were Wright City's Niko Brown and Clopton's Stephen Talbert. Louisiana's PJ Francis was also named the Most Valuable Player for this game and Parrish won the three-point contest.
The CCC also won the girls game 55-49 as Palmyra's Nicole Kroeger had 17 points and was named MVP, Clark County's Tressa Campbell added 10 points and teammate Jenna Bergman was victorious in the thee-point contest.