Last-second 3-pointer by Taron Morris secures win for Pintos
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
California’s varsity boys’ basketball team participated in the Missouri National Guard Shootout Dec. 27 at Fleming Fieldhouse, Jefferson City, where the Pintos came away with a 43-40 win secured by a last-second 3-point shot by Taron Morris.
California led 12-10 after the first quarter, however, Moberly scored 10 points to the Pintos' eight in the second quarter to even the score 20-20 at the half. The Spartans outscored the Pintos 12-11 in the third quarter to lead 32-31 going into the final frame. It all came down to the last seconds of the game, after Moberly hit two free throws to tie the game at 40-40. With just one second remaining, Morris nailed a 3-pointer to give California a 43-40 edge. Moberly called a timeout, then missed a last-second shot from past mid-court, to leave the win with the Pintos.
For more of this story check out the Jan. 4 issue of the California Democrat.