Anthony Rossino might have had a first half to forget – but he had a final five seconds that he'll always remember.
Rossino's twisting reverse layup as the final buzzer sounded capped a furious second half rally and gave Lehighton a 54-52 Mountain Valley Conference upset of Stroudsburg on Tuesday night.
"Coach (Rich) Oertner told me at halftime that I was playing terrible and he was right," said Rossino. "I was turning the ball over and I was playing bad defensively.
"Fortunately, our entire team picked me up. Once we got back in the game, I got a chance to redeem myself and I was able to take advantage of the opportunity."
The idea that Rossino would even have a chance for redemption seemed extremely remote late in the third period.
Thanks to a barrage of three-point baskets, Stroudsburg led 44-31 with less than three minutes remaining in the third quarter. But the Indians gradually chipped away.
Trailing 50-42 with 4:39 left in the game,