Down by two points with two seconds left and the ball under their own basket wasn't the best of scenarios for the Oakwood Christian Eagles on Tuesday night.
One final heave by senior John Jacob McSpadden would change all of that.
McSpadden launched a three-quarter court shot on the perfect trajectory just before the buzzer and found nothing but net as the Eagles stunned host Mountain View Christian, 48-47.
OCA (6-15) trailed the entire game until the final score went on the board. They were down six at the end of the first quarter and trailed 28-18 at the break before going into the fourth quarter down 36-30.
Slowly, the Eagles would chip away at the lead in the final period, getting the lead down to one with 10 seconds to go.
Senior J.J. Lanham would come up with a steal at half-court and fired a pass to McSpadden, who was fouled on a lay-up attempt with four seconds left to play. However, McSpadden would miss both shots and the Eagles were quickly forced to foul with two seconds remaining.
Mountain View would make both free throws, but the second shot was waved off due to a lane violation, keeping the score at 47-45. Garrison Baggett would then inbound the ball to McSpadden, whose prayer from the opposite free throw line was answered.
Woody Hass had 11 points in the win, followed by Baggett with nine and Cory Taylor with seven. McSpadden, Lanham and Caleb Epperson had five points each. Phillip Davis finished with four, while Tyler Epperson added two in a balanced scoring night for the Eagles.
OCA finished 3-5 in the SCAA and will be the No. 7 seed for the conference tournament. They will face the No. 2 seed Monday at 5 p.m. at the Rossville Athletic Center. Their opponent was unknown as of press time.
Oakwood girls 44, Mountain View 36
The Lady Eagles moved to 15-5 overall after a less dramatic win in the opener.
Senior Annika Green dominated with 20 points and 19 rebounds, while her sister Lily finished with six points, three steals and a pair of blocks. Grayson Broadrick added five points in the win.
Lexie Asher had four points, nine rebounds and five assists, while Raleigh Suits also added four points. Anslee Tucker and Mary Ownby each had two points and Madi Phillips rounded out the scoring with one.
The Lady Eagles will be the No. 1 seed in the SCAA tournament at Rossville. Their first game will be Monday at 6:30 p.m.. Their opponent was not determined as of press time.
OCA's teams will play a road game against the Chattanooga Patriots this Thursday, starting with the girls' game at 6:30 p.m.