Boys basketball: Caledonia beats Southland at the buzzer

Published 12:30 am Friday, January 6, 2012

The Southland boys basketball team put together a late flurry, but it wasn’t enough as Caledonia (6-4 overall, 4-3 Three Rivers) beat them with a driving shot at the buzzer in Caledonia Thursday.

The Rebels (7-3 overall, 5-2 Three Rivers) scored six straight points in a span of just over a minute to tie the game at 40 with 20 seconds left, but the Warriors’ final shot made it 42-40 as the buzzer sounded.

“It was quite a game but they got the last shot,” Southland head coach Jon Thalberg said. “The kids played their hearts out and it’s too bad we had to take the loss.”

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Southland 21 19 — 40

Caledonia 16 26 — 42

Southland scoring: Mike Goergen, 20; Nick Schmitz, 8; Jake Frodl, 7; Chris Wolff, 3; Decker Bendtsen, 2