McCallie Edges Baylor in a Thriller 46-45
Chattanooga-(WDEF-TV) Two big three point plays from McCallie’s Eric Rivers to close out each half helped the Blue Tornado beat Baylor 46-45 on Tuesday night at the McCallie school. Rivers hit a lay-up and was fouled just before the first half horn sounded. The three point play gave Big Blue a 24-23 lead at halftime. McCallie went up eight in the third quarter before Baylor chipped away at the advantage. Troy Boynton hit a three to beat the third quarter buzzer to pull Baylor within 37-36. The Red Raiders eventually took the lead in the fourth quarter. With Baylor ahead by three points with roughly 1:40 left in the game, Boynton converted a lay-up, but he was called for a charge, and the bucket didn’t count. With just over 20 seconds to play, Rivers hit a wide open three pointer from the wing to put McCallie up 46-45. Red Raiders were still down one with 2.7 seconds to play. Boynton got the ball just past half-court, but his long distance shot was off the mark, and McCallie celebrated the one point win. Rivers had a game high 19 points, while Boynton led Baylor with 14 points.