Quincy Shootout: Lions able to outlast Fighting Irish in double overtime


Peoria Notre Dame guard Nelson Reynolds, right, looks to drive while teammate Cooper Koch is being flanked by two Cardinal Ritter defenders during Saturday's game in the Quincy Shootout at Blue Devil Gym. Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Two big defensive plays in the final minute of overtime led to Peoria Notre Dame and St. Louis Cardinal Ritter needing a second extra session.

The Lions made sure there wouldn’t be a third.

Robert Lewis knocked down three free throws to help Cardinal Ritter stave off PND with a 67-66 victory in the only Quincy Shootout game on Saturday’s slate to need overtime.

Tied at 50 at the end of regulation, the teams were tied at 55 when the Fighting Irish’s Cooper Koch drew a charge with 46.8 seconds remaining. Koch then gave PND the lead by scoring in the paint on the next possession. Cardinal Ritter’s Karistian Davis drove hard to the rim and scored in the lane to tie it at 57.

The Fighting Irish took the final shot, but Nelson Reynolds’ shot was blocked with two seconds to play, forcing the second overtime.

Davis scored seven points in the overtimes combined and finished with 14 points. Lewis led the Lions with 34 points. Koch scored 15 points, while Reynolds led the Irish with 17 points.

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