Indian Hills wins double-overtime thriller
After his team won their first five games of the season, all at home, Indian Hills coach Barret Peery was anxious to see how his team would respond when they played away from the confines of the Hellyer Center.
The IHCC coach had to be happy with the way his squad passed their first road test on Tuesday night, escaping with a 94-84 double-overtime win against Salt Lake CC.
The No. 4 Warriors outscored Salt Lake 14-4 in the second OT session to get the win in the first game on a three-game road trip.
After leading for a good portion of the 40 minutes of regulation, the Warriors needed a 3-pointer by Frank Williams to get the game into overtime.
Salt Lake used a late 9-1 run to take a 74-71 lead before Williams, IHCC's leading 3-point shooter so far this season, extended the game with a shot from behind the arc.
It was the Bruins' turn to score the tying field goal in the first overtime.
Skylar Halford made consecutive baskets, the second knotting the score at 80.
Trinson White's jump shot with just over 3 1/2 minutes left in the second OT put the Warriors on top for good and they stretched the lead after that to the final 10-point margin.
Indian Hills got off to a fast start, taking an early 10-2 lead on the strength of two 3s by White.
The Warriors eventually built the advantage to 35-21 after a 3-pointer by Ronald Ross.
Salt Lake began to chip away the remainder of the opening half and got the deficit to eight at intermission. The Bruins quickly tied the score at the outset of the second half and the game was close after that.
Justin Moss had a 15-point, 13-rebound night to lead Indian Hills.
Jameel McKay added 11 points and 15 boards. Halford's 20 points topped Salt Lake.
The Warriors are back in action this weekend in a tournament hosted by College of Southern Idaho, where IHCC coach Peery had his first head-coaching job.
Indian Hills will battle Treasure Valley (Ore) on Friday and then match up with Southern Idaho on Saturday.