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BOYS BASKETBALL: Greve's 3-pointer bounces St. Marys from tourney

February 29, 2012

St. Marys senior D.J. Manning drives against Wapakoneta's Travis Bertram on Tuesday night in a Division II sectional semifinal game at Lima Senior. (Staff Photo/John Zwez)

LIMA — Good Greve, it happened again.

For the second time in five days, a 3-pointer in the final seconds downed the St. Marys boys basketball team.

The latest heartbreaker ended the Riders' season.

Wapakoneta junior guard Alex Greve knocked down a 3-pointer from the left wing with 1.5 seconds left to lift Wapakoneta to a 43-40 win over rival St. Marys in a Division II sectional semifinal at Lima Senior on Tuesday night.

Wapakoneta improved to 8-13 and moves on to play top-seeded Elida, which opened up a big lead in the second half behind Reggie McAdams’ 29 points for a 56-37 win in the opening game at Lima Senior on Tuesday.

After getting the ball with 19 seconds left with the game tied 40-40, Wapakoneta fed power forward Jake Buzzard off a screen and roll. Buzzard kicked the ball out to Greve after the Rider defense collapsed on the 6-foot-5 Buzzard in the post.

“Buzzard got double-teamed and he had a great pass back out to me,” Greve said.

St. Marys was forced to go the full court with 1.5 seconds left down by three points. After a time-out, the Riders’ inbounds pass got tipped and Dustin Fisher’s three-quarter court heave was on line but five feet short.

The Roughriders ended their season at 5-16 and finished the campaign with nine straight losses.

Read the full story and box score in today's Evening Leader.

St. Marys' Dustin Fisher passes. (Staff Photo/John Zwez)

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