Fort Dodge St. Edmond outscored Council Bluffs St. Albert six-to-nothing in overtime as the third rated Falcons edged the fiftth ranked Falcons 67-61 in a class 2A quarterfinal round game.
St. Edmond senior Joey Flattery says the first game is so big and that’s all they focused on because you win and you get to play two more games.Flattery led the Gaels with 24 points, John Engler chipped in with 23 but the biggest basket of the game was made by Bryan Huss who hit his only 3 pointer in overtime to give them a 4 point lead.
Engler says he’s always looking to shoot because that is his roll on the team, and even though the coach said they should shoot nothing but layups, he figured he could make the shot and pulled up.
Making their first trip to the tournament since 2003 the Falcons finish the season with a record of 20-4. Senior guard Matt Waters says their coach talks about leaving it all on the floor, and he says they didn’t do anything less than that. He connected on a pair of free throws with point-nine seconds remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime. Waters says all he thought about was "don’t miss" otherwise the season would have been over and they go home.
St. Edmond takes a 25-0 record into the 2A semifinals.