Hill's Buzzer Beater Lifts Byron 2/4/12

Published 02/04 2012 11:03PM

Updated 02/04 2012 11:10PM

Byron, Illinois-It was the game of the year with the finish of the year Saturday evening in Byron.  Senior Guard Hunter Hill lofted in a running shot at the final buzzer to lift Byron to a 39-38 win over Lutheran in a key Big Northern West game.

The game was tight throughout with Lutheran leading the majority of the way.  A three-pointer by Collin Russell late in the game kept the Tigers within striking distance.  The game came down to the final six seconds. 

With Lutheran leading 38-36 the Tigers inbounded the ball in front of their own bench.  Hill took the pass dribbled quickly down the left side of the lane and lofted a shot that bounced on the rim and ropped through.  Hill leaped in celebration and then he was mobbed by his teammates and the Byron fans.

The basket kept the Tigers undefeated at 22-0.  They're 9-0 in the conference.  Lutheran dips to 21-3 and 8-2.  All three Lutheran losses this season have come at the hands of Byron.

To see Hill's game-winning basket and to hear his comments about it click on the media player.  It's a WTVO exclusive!

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