Big game-winning three-pointer for Aaron Toomey(Bishop McGuinness HS) and Amherst holds off Middlebury in DIII thriller in 3OT

Posted by Andy Durham on February 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm under College, High School | Comments are off for this article

CLICK HERE to see the video of the free throw, the miss and put-back and then the game-winning three-pointer by our local hero, Aaron Toomey, from Bishop McGuinness HS…

The Amherst men’s basketball won an absolute thriller at Middlebury last night, 104-101. It was a 3OT game between the #2 and #3 teams in Division III with the regular season NESCAC title on the line. The first video clip is the one of the greatest plays we’ve ever seen at this level, coming at the end of OT2: with Amherst down by three and 2 seconds left, Middlebury fouled senior Willy Workman instead of letting him attempt a potentially game-tying three-pointer. He made the first free throw then intentionally missed the second, got his own rebound and scored to tie it. The second clip is junior point guard Aaron Toomey hitting the winning three-pointer in final seconds of the third OT after Middlebury had the chance to take the lead at the free throw line but missed the first of two. Let’s Go Jeffs(Amherst College)![from Amherst College press release]

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