The San Quentin Kings came back from down 12 to defeat the Bittermen, 66-60, in their final basketball game of the season.
The Kings got back in the game in part by the hot shooting of Aubra-Lamont “Coo-Coo” Moore. Off the bench, he hit four three-pointers for a total of 12 points. “I was open,” Moore explained.
The Bittermen were up 57-56 with just over two minutes left in the game, when S.Q. Kings Oris Williams hit a huge three-pointer, taking the lead, 59-57. He led the Kings with 19 points.
“We were all gung ho to play. We
didn’t want to lose this last game”
“The loss was demoralizing. We’ll see those shots by Williams and Moore in our dreams,” said Bittermen’s Mark Stapp, who led his team with 20 points.
After rebounding a Bittermen miss, P. “Strange” Walker scored on the other end for the Kings, making the score 61-57.
The Bittermen had to foul Williams to stop the clock. Williams hit the first of two free throws and teammate Larry “TY” Jones rebounded the second. Jones put it in, increasing the Kings’ lead to 63-57.
The Bittermen kept intentionally fouling to get back in the game, but fell short, 66-60 in the Nov. 9 contest.
“We were all gung ho to play. We didn’t want to lose this last game, but they wore us down. Brilliant coaching,” said Ted Saltviet about the Kings and their Coach Orlando Harris.
“That was a gritty win,” added Bittermen Tm Hall.