By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
For the second night in a row, Jacobi Sebock had the ball in his hands with the chance for a win.
And for the second night in a row, he came through.
With 3.7 seconds left, Sebock took a pass from Justin Jones and drained a 3-pointer to give Midwest City a 38-36 lead over Edmond Memorial. Sebock then raced back on defense and blocked a final shot by Memorial, clinching the Bruce Gray Invitational title for the Bombers.
“That felt great, it was unbelievable,” Sebock said. “I had a lot of confidence in those shots in the final seconds because I had been putting in a lot of work in the gym and hitting them pretty consistently in the tournament.”
Sebock finished with 14 points and was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Teammate Keivon Hudson scored 8 points and earned all-tournament honors.
Memorial led 19-17 at halftime.
The Bombers went 3-0 in the tournament at Deer Creek High School with wins over Bishop McGuinness, host Deer Creek and Edmond Memorial.
Midwest City opened the tournament with a 67-50 win over Bishop McGuinness last Thursday.
After trailing early in the game, the Bombers scored 23 points in the second quarter and led by double digits in the second half.
Sebock finished with a game-high 23 points including 15 in the second half. Bryan Williams was also in double figures with 10 points.
On Friday night, the Bombers used an impressive defensive effort to beat Deer Creek. They held the Antlers to 12 points in the second half and got the game-winning shot from Sebock in the 42-41 victory.
The Bombers surged in the third quarter by outscoring the host Antlers 14-6. Hudson and Amos Mobley both hit 3-pointers giving the Bombers a 36-35 lead.
Things stayed tight in the fourth quarter. The Bombers hit only two field goals in the period with Sebock knocking down a game-winning 3-pointer.
Sebock finished with a team-high 13 points and Hudson added 11 points.
Midwest City finished the weekend with another thrilling win over Memorial on Saturday night.
“I think winning the tournament will definitely help our team’s confidence. We are growing closer as a team daily and getting 1% better every day,” Sebock said.
The Bombers traveled to Putnam City West on Tuesday (after press time) and will host Enid on Friday.