Everyone knew it would end like this; everyone except Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) apparently.
When Our Savior (Centereach, N.Y.) guard Damon Wilson darted toward the goal with the game knotted at 55 and just seconds left in the Chick-fil-A Classic’s National Division title game Tuesday night in Columbia, S.C., three Apaches contested his shot that missed off the front of the rim.
That’s when Pioneers forward Cheick Diallo did what he’d done all night – clean glass.
Diallo caught Wilson’s miss and threw down a ferocious slam to seal the 57-55 win for No. 17 Our Savior.
The dunk was Diallo’s seventh of the night. Makes sense that he was named Most Valuable Player of the National Division tournament after his 22-point, 11-rebound performance.
No. 15 Cape Henry (Virginia Beach, Va.) wing Chris Clarke, a Virginia Tech signee, took home Most Outstanding Player hardware for the National Division tournament.