Delivering under pressure
When: Wednesday, June 4, 2003
Where: Sauk Valley Community College
Score: Telegraph 100, Gazette 98
MVP: Ben Rand, Rochelle, 33 points, 9 assists
Recap: Rand, who was bound for the University of Iowa, sank two free throws with 1.9 seconds left and with Rock Falls’ Robbie Minor jawing in his ear to give the Telegraph the win. The Telegraph went on a 26-11 run in the last 6:45 to rally from a 87-74 deficit. AFC’s Josh Lawrence added 28 points for the Telegraph, while Minor had 25 points and Sterling’s Mike Rodriguez added 16 for the Gazette. Mount Carroll’s Jeremy Haas tied the score at 98 with 44 seconds left. Lawrence won the dunk contest.
Coming this year
• The 2014 SVM All-Star Classic will be coming from Musgrove Fieldhouse on the campus of Sterling High School on June 19, 2014. The girls game starts at 5 p.m. The boys game will follow at 7 p.m.
Like Rand, Eastland’s Hannah Hake knows about hitting big free throws. Hake made one with no time left to win the 1A Forreston Sectional title.