By Gianna Banner 12:14am, March 1, 2014
Video: Highlights of Concord vs. Hodgson and reactionConcord's Rick Malloy only attempted one shot in a second round game against Hodgson, but it was the most important shot of Friday night.
Malloy hit a game-winning jumper in the final seconds to lift the Raiders to a 55-53 victory in double overtime.
The 13-seeded Silver Eagles and fourth-seeded Raiders struggled offensively throughout three quarters. In fact, going into the fourth, the score was 27-25 Hodgson.
In the final quarter of regulation, Hodgson's Matthew Peel put the Silver Eagles ahead by as many as four points when he completed a three-point play.
Joe Cooper hit a three with less than a minute remaining to give Concord a 41-39 lead, but Hodgson's Bilal Nichols drained a shot as he was falling to the ground at the buzzer. He knotted the game at 41 a piece and sent the game into overtime.
In overtime, Hodgson, again got out to a four point advantage, but a two-handed jam by Concord's Daquan Smallwood tied the game 47-47, sending the game into double overtime.
Ray Jones opened double overtime with a three pointer to give the Silver Eagles a three-point edge. Cooper kept the Raiders in it when he scored on a lay-up and a free throw.
Hodgson and Concord traded three pointers with less than two minutes left on the clock.
Concord held on to possession, hoping to get the final look, and that they did.
Will Chapman of Concord dribbled around in circles, eating up the clock, before he spotted Malloy off to his right.
Concord used up just enough clock that Hodgson couldn't send the game into triple overtime.
Cooper led all scorers with 22 points.
Peel, who was perfect at the line, led Hodgson with 21 points.
Concord will play fifth-seeded St. Mark's at the Bob Carpenter Center for Quarterfinals action. You can hear that game on Sunday at 5 p.m. on 1150 AM WDEL.
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