Brian Carroll had an inkling it could happen.
So, did Mickey Holland.
The Jim Thorpe and Mahanoy Area head basketball coaches both had a good feeling that the Panther Valley Tip-Off Tournament Championship game could possibly be decided in the final minutes.
"Yes, I did," Holland said. "And, it was. It was a great experience for both teams.
"I think it's going to help both teams in the long run."
Saturday night, Mahanoy Area received the immediate benefit as the Golden Bears posted a 44-39 victory over the Olympians.