Gibbons edges St. Joe, 67-65

February 09, 1991|By Rich Scherr

No. 8 Cardinal Gibbons came back from an early 15-point deficit to defeat host and No. 7 Mount St. Joseph, 67-65, in a Catholic League game last night.

The Crusaders' Quinton Moody hit a 15-foot shot from the baseline with 15 seconds left to give Gibbons the two-point lead -- its first lead since it held a 44-43 advantage late in the third quarter.

On its final possession, Mount St. Joseph fumbled the ball twice on the Gibbons' end before Sharif Butler missed a 30-foot desperation heave at the buzzer.

A blunder with the clock may have cost the homestanding Gaels the game. With 3:14 left, the clock's power was accidentally switched off. When the referees reset it, they mistakenly put an extra :33 on the timer, at 3:47.

After Gibbons began the game by outscoring Mount St. Joe, 7-2, with the Crusaders Casey Musick (26 points) scoring five of his teams points, the Gaels took over.

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