By Robin Fambrough, The Advocate
Moments after game officials and their opponent had exited the building, the real celebration for The Dunham School began.
Students poured into the gym to celebrate the Tigers 48-47 victory over rival Episcopal in the Division III title game played Friday night. Because of coronavirus mandates that required the teams to play the game without fans, the Dunham players had quite a story to tell their classmates.
The second-seeded Knights rallied from a 15-point deficit and tied the game with 34.8 seconds left on a floater in the lane by Ricky Volland. Title-game MVP Carlos Stewart was fouled with 5.6 seconds remaining. He made one of two free throws to give the top-seeded Tigers the lead.
But it wasn’t over until another shot in the lane by Volland rolled off the rim just before the buzzer. The victory gives Dunham (22-10) its second title-game win over Episcopal (27-9) in three years.
“We just had to push through at the end,” Stewart said. “We had to think about what happened when we did not approach the game the right way last year. We did not want to feel that again. We also wanted to prove to Episcopal we could beat them, because they beat us the last time we played.”
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