Bieber's late 3 saves Broadfording

February 16, 2001

Bieber's late 3 saves Broadfording

By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer

Jessica Biddle chases ballBroadfording's boys basketball team dedicated this season to Teresa Shafer, the wife of previous Broadfording coach Terry Shafer who died from cancer last July.


She was on the mind of senior guard Daniel Bieber after his 3-point field goal with three seconds remaining in the second overtime gave the Lions a 58-55 victory over Highland View on Thursday.

"We are going to keep playing hard for Teresa," Bieber said. "Every step throughout the season has been a team effort, especially tonight."


Bieber was ready to come through when he got his opportunity.

"I was open and I wanted the ball," Bieber said. "I knew that I could make it, I just needed the ball. It was the best look that I had at the 3-point line all night. We struggled for a while, but we were able to overcome that. It was just heart, determination and character."

"We found Daniel Bieber open in the corner," Broadfording coach George Nunn said. "He is a clutch shooter. That was a great shot. When I saw him get his feet set, I knew it was going in."

Bieber scored a team-high 20 points for Broadfording (14-10). Sean Moore had 11 points and Carvey Wright had 10.

Sean Edwards led Highland View (9-16) with 24 points, including five 3-pointers. Will Iverson added 13 points and Grant Benson had six rebounds for the Tartans.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> In the girls' game, Cassie Iskra had 18 points and 16 rebounds, while Amber Morrison added 14 points and five steals to help Highland View (13-12) grab a 55-24 win over Broadfording (17-10), which played without star center Vanessa Ruffin.

Bonnie Strahle grabbed eight rebounds and Lauren Nudd had seven for Highland View. Stephanie Peden had six assists and Christy Bennett had four assists for the Tartans.

The Tartans' defense held the Lions to eight or fewer points in every quarter.

"All year long, our team defense has been our strength," Highland View coach James The said. "I am glad that we were able to press on defense and keep our turnover ratio down."

Jessica Biddle scored 10 points and B'nai Holt added eight for the Lions. The 6-foot-4 Ruffin, who averages over 36 points for Broadfording, missed the game due to illness.


Broadfording 58 Highland View 55


Wise 4, Prado 8, Iverson 13, Edwards 24, Benson 2, Prouty 4. Totals 21 8-16 55.


Blair 4, Rubeck 1, Snyder 3, Hirsch 2, Bieber 20, Wright 10, Moore 11, Nicholson 7. Totals 19 17-28 58.

H. View913171132-55


Three-point field goals-Highland View 5 (Edwards 5). Broadfording 3 (Snyder, Bieber, Nicholson).


Highland View 55, Broadfording 24


Bennett 7, Iskra 18, A. Morrison 14, Strahle 1, Peden 6, Nudd 6, Minner 3. Totals 26 1-5 55.


Holt 8, Moore 4, Goggin 2, Biddle 10. Totals 11 1-4 24.

Highland View1621126-55


Three-point field goals-Highland View 2 (Bennett, Minner). Broadfording 1 (Biddle).

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