One big shot threw one big wrench in the Southern Piedmont Conference championship race Friday night.
Gaston Day’s Derek McKnight hit a running 3-point jumper with four seconds left to beat Victory Christian in double-overtime. The shot set off a wild court-storming celebration at Gaston Day and, more important, the 63-60 win vaulted the Spartans back into the Southern Piedmont championship race.
Gaston Day now trails conference co-leaders Victory Christian and United Faith by one game. Gaston Day hosts United Faith on Tuesday and plays at Hickory Christian on Friday. Victory Christian visits United Faith on Friday.
Gaston Day can sweep its final two games and get a share of the conference championship if United Faith were to beat Victory Christian.