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McNamara Beats DeMatha In Thriller At The Show Place Arena


4:41 PM, Jan. 16, 2013 EST

Story and Video by Andrew Feather, McNamara Campus Correspondent

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA) -- With six seconds left in a 52-50 game, Bishop McNamara guard Stephan Jiggetts drained a three-pointer, sending the Mustangs' raucous fan section into a frenzy at The Show Place Arena on Tuesday night. 

One DeMatha timeout and a missed Jairus Lyles buzzer-beater attempt later, the fan section rushed the court and celebrated a 53-52 win, the program's first against the Stags since 2003.

For McNamara and DeMatha fans alike, the game was very reminiscent of their last match-up at The Show Place two years ago, in which the Stags were down by 15 at halftime and slowly chipped away at the Mustangs' lead, until they hit a buzzer-beater to steal a win.

Last night, it was DeMatha that had a significant 11-point lead at halftime and McNamara that was playing from behind the whole match-up. Jiggetts' three-pointer with six seconds left was the Mustangs' only lead of the game, but as McNamara coach Martin Keithline said after the game, "It's the final score that counts and today [McNamara] came out on top."

Jiggetts, a Siena commit, led the game with 19 points and freshman Jamar Watson added ten for the Mustangs. For the Stags, NC State commit BeeJay Anya had 13 and Linwood Ruffin scored 12.

Coming up next for the Mustangs is a game at home against Archbishop Carroll and DeMatha heads to Gonzaga for what should be a fierce battle on Thursday.

 

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