Basketball: Last-second basket lifts Canoes 

By Brock Stafford | Nearly got a better job offer, but — no


It was a big night for the Canoes, for a change [cottonbro/Pexels]

Bass Lake boys’ basketball team won a thriller Friday, 47-46, over in-conference rival Prairie Depths Housecats. 

A last-second shot by junior Art Gallery propelled the Canoes to their fourth one-game winning streak of the 2021-22 campaign. 

With less than 13 second remaining, Prairie Depths had possession, clinging to a 46-45 lead. Gallery attempted an intentional foul of Housecats standout Marshall Law, but instead stole the ball cleanly and went from one end to the other for a layup, as time on the game clock expired. 

Co-leading scorers for the Canoes, with 11 points apiece, were this year’s dynamic duo of exchange students, nicknamed collectively by student-fans as “The Mexi-Deutsch Connection,” forward Mateo Gracias and center Maximilian Danke-Schon.   

Freshman Argand Diagram, newest in line of recent family athletic standouts, had several rebounds for Bass Lake.

In the post-game presser, Bass Lake head coach Zeb Dreppelin expressed bipolar enthusiasm.

“I always try to keep an even keel, but — this is the greatest night of my life!” Dreppelin exclaimed, wiping sweat from his brow with a fresh, government-distributed N95 mask. 

Sill Bimpleton, interim coach for the Housecats, was unavailable for comment, mainly because Beacon’s print deadline was approaching quickly. 

Bass Lake’s record rises to 4-11 overall and 2-7 in Moonshine Conference

Next up for Bass Lake: at Hogback Lake, Feb. 8.

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