Oswego East and Waubonsie Valley enter East Aurora’s gym for the Sectional Semi Final game on March 5th, 2019. It’s been 11 years since the Warriors last played in this game.
Oswego leading early in the first. Marcus Skeete takes his chances at a three, it hits the rim but the rebound goes right to Eric Cannon. He drives and hits the lay in. 3-2.
520 left in the first, Derrien Porter driving but is stripped and the Wolves head in on a fast break. Tremont Brewer to Demari Grant for the bucket. Timeout Waubonsie down 5.
2 minutes left in 1, the warriors moving the ball around and collapsing oswego’s defense. They get it to Derrien Porter who eventually gets the easy bucket but Oswego still leads 9-6.
Final minute of the first, Eric Cannon drives but then kicks it out to Derrien Porter who nails the triple to tie the game at 9s at the end of the first.
Little over 7 minutes left in the second, Porter hits Caymen Woods and he nails the jumper, giving the warriors their first lead of the game 12-11.
Oswego back in charge with 2 minutes left until half. Ray J Dennis blows past the WV defense and scores, pushing the wolves lead 19-14.
Third quarter action now, Eric Cannon collects a rebound and fights hard around Sam Schultz and hits the mid range jumper. Warriors trailing by 7.
320 left in the third, Demari Grant goes right around Eric Cannon and gets the one handed lay up to go plus the foul. Oswego pulling away 31-18.
The warriors needing a spark and they once again turn to Derrien Porter. He drives and scores. The senior leads the team with 17 points on the night.
Final seconds of the third, Dennis waiting around patiently then drills a triple from the top of the key. Warriors inbound the ball quickly and Eric Cannon answers with a 3 from half court at the buzzer… super casual.
But the Warriors historic season comes to an end as the wolves were just too much in the second half. Oswego East advances to the sectional title game for the first time in program history while the warriors finish with 27 wins, the 2nd most in school history.
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