|This game was close from beginning to end. Summit led by 5 at the end of the1st quarter, but that was cut to two at the half. Summit fell behind by 3 starting the 4th quarter. Tied after regulation, the game went to overtime at 45 all. The overtime came down to Payne Tech leading by 2 with 5 seconds left. Summit went the length of the court, got off a good shot, but it didn’t go down.
So, the season come to an end. But, what a great season it was. Our players delivered a remarkable 18 game winning streak. In the 25 year existence of the web site no team has come close to that streak. Future teams have a tough act to follow.
Congratulations go to Coach Simo who, in two seasons, has revamped Summit’s style of play and produced a powerful competitor.
Summit will lose all seven starters to graduation. They blessed Summit’s fans with great basketball, that sets a standard that our fine class of sophomore and juniors will strive to match.
It may be a long time before we see the likes Eric Baier again, on both offence and defense. His 27 points in this game gave him a Summit career total of 1230 points. This moved him ahead of the of the great Wellington Smith .
Finally, I want to thank Caroline & Hoot Gibson and Laura Schaffer for helping collect the data that goes into the season statistics.