Controversial Finish On West Charlotte Buzzer Beater Over DeMatha Shouldn’t Have Counted
Referees make mistakes. It’s part of every sport, always has been, always will be. Especially in instances such as high school basketball where no replay is available to referees.
In the fourth game of an electric five game slate at DeMatha Catholic put on by Team Takeover president Keith Stevens the home team was on the wrong side of a very, very close call. In real time it looks BANG-BANG. But after Capitol Hoops set up timers and looked at the play more then thirty times it is pretty clear that the incredible 3-pointer made by West Charlotte guard Trey Foster made should not have counted. Take nothing away from Foster who had an incredible game, scoring a game high 20 points,to go along with seven rebounds, and five assists, while playing all 32 minutes.
BeeJay Anya played very well for the Stags going for 14 and 13 against future ACC rival Kennedy Meeks. Anya, an N.C. State commit went head to head with Meeks, a UNC commit. Meeks finished with 11 and 10 before fouling out.
But the night belonged Foster who led West Charlotte to a 17-9 fourth quarter run to come back and defeat host DeMatha. With four tenths of a second left Foster jumped in the air to receive a pass from teammate Austin Harris. Foster caught the ball in the air, landed, turned around, rose up for a deep three right in front of the West Charlotte bench, and drained it. One referee called it good on the spot without consulting his two partners. After calling the shot good, he briefly met with his fellow officials, and gave the signal for a made 3-pointer.