Mike Sixsmith hit a three-pointer with four seconds left off an inbounds pass from Nick Margetson to give Holy Trinity an 81-80 win over Thomas Jefferson (Brooklyn) on Sunday at the Gary Charles Hoop Classic at Adelphi.
Holy Trinity (10-2) scored the final eight points in a span of 37 seconds.
“The way I was being guarded on the inbounds play, I knew that if I could get the ball I’d have the space to get a shot off,” Sixsmith said. “[Margetson] found me and I just did my thing.”
Jefferson reeled off 12 unanswered points late and took an 80-73 lead on a three-pointer by Jaquan Carlos with 1:01 to play. Jared Weakly began Holy Trinity’s comeback with a dunk 24 seconds later. The Titans’ press forced a turnover and Margetson found Trevor Rohlehr for a three-pointer with 18 seconds left. The Titans got the ball back on another Jefferson turnover.
TJ Long had 29 points, Sixsmith 21 and Weakly 16 for Holy Trinity. Carlos scored 31 points and Ramsey Saleh had 22 for Jefferson (9-9).