Some fans thought the game was over.
They thought wrong.
The Camas Papermakers will take it, getting a 72-71 victory over Hockinson in a non-league boys basketball game.
Jordan Lenard made two free throws with 1 second left in the game after the Hawks were assessed a technical foul when about 10 of their fans rushed the court before the game had actually ended.
Alan Haagen had made three free throws for Hockinson with a second left on the clock to give the Hawks a 71-70 lead.
The fans rushed the court.
Then Lenard stepped up and was clutch for the Papermakers.
“It’s something I’ve never seen before,” Hockinson coach Trevor Person said.
“To me, our 13 guys won the game,” the coach added. “Our 13 did as much as we could that was in our control.”
He was not complaining about the call. In fact, Person said the officials had a quality performance. He just had never experienced such a moment in basketball.
Trevor Jasinsky and Jordan Anderson led the Papermakers with 19 points each, and Lenard finished with 15.
Camas had a five-point lead with 1:37 remaining, but Hockinson responded with a steal and a dunk from Jack Klodt and then a lay-up from Nate Gunderson.
Trailing by two with three seconds remaining, the Hawks drew up a play for Haagen. He was fouled while taking a 3-pointer.
He made the first two free throws before Camas called a timeout to ice him. Haagen then sunk the third free throw to give the Hawks the lead, setting up the strange situation with the fans.
Klodt and Haagen led Hockinson with 16 points each. Jess Krahn added 11 points.
CAMAS 72, HOCKINSON 71
CAMAS — Jake Hansel 2, Jordan Anderson 19, Kontos Zalpys 3, Jace Allen 0, Josh Ryan 4, Brandon Nguyen 10, Jordan Lenard 15, Trevor Jasinsky 19, James Price 0.
HOCKINSON — Taylor Rennaker 10, Nate Gunderson 6, Jack Klodt 16, Alan Haagen 16, Jared Broer 2, Casey Tuner 0, Austin Steimle 0, Taylor Ellensohn 10, Littleton Davidson ,0 Jess Krahn 11. Totals 23 (7) 18-24 71.
Camas 21 18 9 24–72
Hockinson 11 23 17 20–71
JV — Camas won. C — Camas won.