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With SK scrambling to foul, Roxbury extended the floor and kept the ball moving ahead of the desperate Rams. Morgan distributed to Hubbard, and Hubbard volleyed the ball back. As three defenders closed down on Morgan, the sophomore spotted Camillone all alone up court and directed a pass to the senior for the final field goal of the game. Frantically maneuvering for a three-point attempt, SK was cited for traveling with 6.3 seconds left. Ryan Skipper hit one of two foul shots to seal the Rams’ fate, and Roxbury secured the 40-36 win.

After allowing the first basket of the game, Roxbury never trailed again until the Rams hit the first basket of the fourth quarter. South Kortright got their run started when Hubbard, who had broken his nose against SK earlier in the season, was bumped near the basket and suffered a nosebleed. Hubbard reentered the game with 4:58 left, one minute before the historic Rocket turnaround.

Roxbury coach Tom Faraci understood the importance of his team’s win in South Kortright. After dropping their league opener in Stamford, the Rockets used a 17-2 first period start to knock Hunter from the unbeaten ranks earlier in the week in Hunter. Roxbury manufactured the early capital to hold off the Wildcats in recording a 49-45 victory. Faraci knew his team couldn’t afford to fall two games behind SK after playing only three Delaware League contests. “I’m proud of these guys and the intensity they showed tonight,” shared Faraci. “The first time we played, I’m not sure we had that intensity. They brought it tonight for four quarters.”