Linn-Mar senior Jordan Bohannon, the youngest of the four basketball brothers, scored the Lions’ game-ending nine straight points Tuesday night to preserve an 82-76 win over Xavier in a barn-burner of a battle in the Saints' gym.
He tallied 13 of his game-high 33 points (11 for 19 from the field) in the fourth quarter as the short-handed but gritty Saints made a mad-dash pull of a late comeback.
After Xavier sophomore Jackson Joens nailed a 3-pointer with 36 seconds left to bring his team within two points, Bohannon calmly shut the door by swishing four free throws in a row.
"Obviously, Jordan is the guy we wanted to have the ball in his hands,” Linn-Mar coach Chris Robertson said. “The difference in the game was free throws down the stretch. He made some key shots.”
Besides six straight charity shots in the last minute, the sharp-shooting point guard also canned a 3-pointer with 2:20 left to out put the Lions ahead by seven. It was his third trey of the night and the 231st of his four-year career, breaking the Metro mark of 230 held by his older brother Jason.
"It was a fun game all around,” said Bohannon, whose baby face belies a killer instinct. “Very competitive. Coach (Ryan) Luehrsmann always gets his guys ready to play.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 00:32