The Dallastown boys rallied from a four-point deficit in the final 10 seconds to pull off an unlikely win on the road at William Penn Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Jim Seip, GameTimePA.com
Brandon McGlynn knew Dallastown needed a basket to cap a wild comeback. But the leading scorer on the night didn't hurry his shot.
In fact, he found an open teammate in the final seconds to cap an unlikely comeback and provide Dallastown with a 66-65 victory against William Penn Tuesday.
McGlynn, who finished with a game-high 19 points, dribbled to the top of the key, then turned to find an open Donovan Catchings on the wing. From there, Catchings did the rest. Catchings sliced by two defenders and rattled-home the eventual game-winning layup with 2.9 seconds left.
"He ran out to my side and I figured I'd run to the bucket," Catchings said about the Wildcats' final possession.
The bucket capped an unlikely turn of events as Dallastown rallied from a four-point deficit in the final 10 seconds to pull out the road victory.
"It definitely felt like it was getting a little away from us," Catchings said. "But we just kept breaking in."
McGlynn went to the line to finish a 3-point play with 8.9 seconds to play, and when William Penn lost the ensuing in-bounds play near the Wildcats' bench, it set up Dallastown's pivotal play.
"Obviously you want to score, we're down one, but you don't want to score so quick that they have time to come down the court and shoot as well," McGlynn said.
"(Catchings) made a tough shot and that sealed the deal."
Catchings and Breaden Caldwell each scored 12 points for Dallastown.
William Penn's Kyree Generett scored a team-high 15 points. Jayden Iturmendi added 14 points and Jacquez Casiano had 12.