INWOOD, W.Va. - Just about the time Chad Brinegar started feeling comfortable was when things started going horribly awry for the Berkeley Springs boys basketball coach.
Brinegar watched helplessly Friday night as his club missed four opportunities to secure the win in the final 17 seconds, and Musselman pulled off a nearly miraculous 56-53 overtime win in an Apple Valley League game to stay undefeated.
The Indians led by two with 17 seconds remaining in regulation when a Musselman player was whistled for a technical foul, allowing Brinegar to put his best free-throw shooter on the line. After Aaron Twigg missed both technical free throws, Matt Rockwell was fouled and also missed both foul shots. Musselman (3-0) gathered the rebound, and raced to the other end of the floor where Trebor Taylor missed a 3-pointer, but the ball caromed off a Berkeley Springs player out of bounds with seven seconds remaining. Sean Corbett was then fouled after taking the inbounds pass under the basket, but missed the first free throw before the Indians called a timeout.