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Boys Hoops: Doslak helps Penn stun No. 12 Valpo

Penn point guard Brian Doslak stole the basketball in the final seconds and hit two free throws with :00.3 left, wrapping up a stunning 51-48 victory for the Kingsmen against No. 12 Valparaiso in high school boys basketball action on Saturday, Jan. 7.

Penn rallied from a 17-point deficit early in the second half, 35-18. Penn had an 18-3 run in the second half, and the Kingsmen outscored Valpo 20-7 in the fourth quarter.

Here is video of Doslak’s steal to deny Valpo a last-second shot at winning:

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Doslak also hit two free throws with :20 left to give Penn a 49-46 lead. Valpo was setting up to attempt a game-winning shot, inbounding the ball with :05 left. Immediately after Valpo inbounded the ball, Doslak darted in for the steal.

Here is video of Doslak hitting his free throws to seal the upset:

Matt McCown hit a huge putback with :41 left to give Penn a 47-46 lead.

Doslak finished with 20 points. Noah Applegate and Connor Schneider scored 10 points each for Penn.

PENN 51: Drew Lutz 3, Drew Schneider 0, Brian Doslak 20, Beau Ludwick 0, Luke Carlton 0, Noah Applegate 10, Noah Krathwohl 2, Matt McCown 4, Connor Schneider 10, Riley Smith 2.

Valparaiso 48: Connor Wolf 5, Adrian Casaday 6, Zach Anselm 2, Brandon Newman 2, Trace Ramsey 10, Marcus Gholston 1, Charlie Healey 5, Patrick Kelly 10, Jay Bisacky 7, Michael Mann 0.

PENN             13        5          13        20 – 51

Valparaiso     18        14        9          7 – 48

 

Three-pointers: PENN 4 (Doslak 3, Lutz 1), Valparaiso 3 (Wolf 1, Healy 1, Casaday 1). Shooting: PENN 18-of-33 for 55 percent, Valparaiso 17-of-34 for 50 percent. Free throws: PENN 11-of-17 for 65 percent, Valparaiso 11-of-16 for 69 percent. Rebounding: PENN 21 (Applegate 5), Valparaiso 16 (Ramsey 5). Turnovers: PENN 15, Valparaiso 11.