District 3 Playoffs Class 5A:
Senior Larry Locker hit a turnaround jump shot off the backboard with a second remaining in a tie game, to grab the win for the Elizabethtown Bears.
Final score was Bears 64 Shippensburg 62.
This was the Bears’ first post season berth in 10 years.
If this sounds like a familiar script for Locker it is.
On Feb. 13, the Bears played the Lampeter-Strasburg Pioneers in a semifinal matchup in the L-L League championship tournament.
Locker slammed the go ahead basket in a tie game with 6 seconds remaining for the win.
In this game however, with the Bears’ leading 62-59, Ships’ senior Jacob Frey hit a 3-pointer to tie the game with just a minute to go.
Elizabethtown held on to the ball for one last shot in regulation play.
Locker then tuned on the magic again. He grabbed a pass from Sweger and hit the fadeway for the win.
The win Elizabethtown’s first in district play since 2012.
District 3 Class 5 A bracket: