Dutchtown's thrilling win ends losing streak

Kyle Riviere
Dutchtown's Ross Hill scored 13 points and had the game-winning 3-pointer against South Terrebonne. Photo by Dewey Keller.

With a big last-second 3-pointer, Dutchtown's nine-game losing streak was no more.

The Griffins were able to get a clutch trey from Ross Hill as time expired last Tuesday night. It allowed Dutchtown to squeeze by South Terrebonne, 69-66, in a home thriller and snap a frustrating nine-game losing skid.

The Griffins have had their troubles all season as they've tried to break in a new starting lineup after four starters graduated. Their lone returner, Christon Thompson, transferred to powerhouse Madison Prep during the offseason.

Their youth and inexperience have been detriments all season as they stumbled out of the gates with an 0-5 start.

After finally winning their first game against Capitol, they fell victim to a nine-game losing streak that spanned nearly an entire month. Five of the nine losses came by just 10 points of less.

But last week, Dutchtown was finally able to dig themselves out of the nine-game hole.

After a slow start where they fell behind 19-13 at the end of the first quarter, the Griffin offense exploded and helped them ignite a big second-quarter run where they out-scored South Terreboone 24-13.

The spurt helped them build a 40-32 halftime lead.

It was an up-and-down third quarter that saw South Terrebonne chip away at the lead, but Dutchtown still carried a 52-47 advantage into the final period.

The Gators carried the momentum over to the fourth and tied the game late. That's when Hill came through with the heroics for the Griffins.

He drilled a 3-pointer as time ticket away, and the result was a 69-66 victory for Dutchtown--their first victory in nearly a month.

Hill ended the game with 13 points. Josh Crockett actually had the biggest game for the Griffins when it came to points; he finished with 19.

Cameron Burke was right behind him with 14, and Neill Caldwell chipped in with nine.

After the win, Dutchtown's record improved to 2-14.