Graf's shot beats Harrisburg in 2 OTs

Thursday, February 21, 2013

With nine seconds left in the second overtime at Harrisburg last week Tuesday, Santa Fe inbounded the ball under its own basket.

The inbound pass went to Chad Tieman, who passed the ball to a cutting Keaton Graf.

Graf dribbled three-quarters of the court and hit a running 12-foot jump shot as time expired, lifting the Chiefs to a 78-76 victory.

The Chiefs sent it to overtime at the end of regulation when Truman Sleeper grabbed the miss of the three by Graf and scored at the buzzer, tying the game, 60-60.

The Chiefs had a chance to win at the end of the first overtime, but Graf's shot from 25 feet out was off the mark.

The Chiefs led 33-29 at the half after the game was tied 14-14 through one quarter. Tieman and Curry each had 10 first-half points.

Harrisburg, surged ahead 48-45 after three quarters despite Tieman connecting three times from the field for the Chiefs.

Santa Fe was led by Tieman with 23 points. Andrew Curry added 19 points and Graf 15.

The Chiefs also handled vi-siting Orrick, 69-52, in I-70 Conference action last week Monday.

The Chiefs led only 18-16 after one quarter, Curry nailing a three-pointer and scoring nine points.

Orrick stayed close, trailing 34-27 at the half, Tanner Wyse scoring five of his 12 first-half points in the second quarter.

Tieman netted seven third-quarter points, the Chiefs leading 50-41 with a quarter to play.

Graf, who had two threes, and Curry each scored 20 points for the Chiefs, who finished third in the conference race at 5-2. Tieman added 16 points.

Wyse paced the Bearcats with 18 points. Mason Karnes added 15 points.

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