When a game-deciding 3-pointer hits nothing but net, there are two situations that occur. The winning team piles on top of each other in celebration, and the losing team stands on the court with shocked faces.

For the Comanche Indians, their faces dropped as Heritage Hall fell to the floor after a Timmy Williams trey ended the game with the Chargers taking a 44-43 decision Friday in the second round of the Class 3A Area I Tournament.

Williams drove the length of the court with four second remaining after Comanche’s Derek Bohannan had just given the Indians a two-point advantage. Williams cut through the Indians defense, and threw up a shot just behind the three-point line, and watched as his shot ended the Indians’ season.

“We have drills in practice that we run everyday to try and make them spend time getting the ball up the court,” Comanche head coach Kenny Weast said. “We try to make them go east-and-west. He got by us and hit a runner. If we had it to do over again, we might try something else, but he just hit a great shot.”

Comanche had led throughout the game, never trailing after the first quarter. The Indians finish the season with a tough loss, but were able to put together a strong season that ended with four wins in the playoffs.

“Maybe in a couple of weeks we’ll realize that it’s just a game,” Weast said. “But right now it’s like a death in the family. If they don’t take it hard, then they aren’t worth coaching. Our kids are taking it real hard. I was real proud of them. I thought we out-played them, and overcame our size mismatch.”

Jay Weast led Comanche with 15 points, while adding nine assists and four rebounds. Weast struggled with his shooting in the first half, but nailed three 3-pointers in the second half to keep Comanche in front.

Bohannan finished with 14 points, including the Indians’ final points of the seasons off an in bounds play with five second remaining. Bohannan shot 6-for-11 from the field, but none were bigger than the final shot that looked to give the Indians the win.

“We set it up and drew it up,” Weast said. “It was a good call from coach (John) Morgan, and Bohannan did a great job of putting it in.”

The Indians went up against a taller, more physical Heritage Hall team all night. P.J. Roberson, a 7-0 center, scored 11 points, while 6-7 Cole Hooper went for 10. Comanche’s Cody Shelley and Adam Harper were assigned the task of slowing them down, and were able to limit the Chargers to 11 offensive rebounds, but more importantly, just nine second-chance points.

“We were trying to push him off the block, and make him use his feet,” Weast said. “We did the best we could, but just came up a little short.”

Williams led Heritage Hall with 12 points, shooting 2-for-3 from beyond the arc.

Comanche’s trailed 16-14 at the end of the first quarter, but wouldn’t trail again until the game was over. The Indians held a 24-22 advantage at halftime, led in large part to Bohannan’s 12 first half points.

The Indians extended their lead to 41-37 in the third quarter, as Harper hit an inside shot. Harper finished with four points, while Shelley completed the contest with eight. Neither team’s bench scored in the game.

Comanche shot 19-for-42 from the floor.



Heritage Hall 44, Comanche 43

CHS 14 10 12 7 — 43

HHS 16 6 12 10 — 44

Comanche — Jay Weast 15, Derek Bohannan 14, Cody Shelley 8, Adam Harper 4, Jacob Dunlap 2.

Heritage Hall — Timmy Williams 12, P.J. Roberson 11, Davis Hudiburg 11, Cole Hooper 10.

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