After the St. Maria Goretti's boys basketball team did everything it could to get its house in order, the Gaels forgot to lock the front door.
Cardinal Gibbons center Leon Williams muscled his way through the middle for a basket with six seconds remaining Thursday to lift the Crusaders to a 56-55 over Goretti in a Baltimore Catholic League basketball game at the Gael Center.
"It was a very disappointing loss after we worked so hard and played our hearts out to get back in it," St. Maria Goretti coach Cokey Robertson said. "We did everything but get a win."
Cardinal Gibbons (22-4, 9-4) scored the first basket of the fourth quarter to extend its lead to 45-40. That was the wake-up call for the Gaels (11-12, 2-9), who responded with a 13-3 run over the next 4 1/2 minutes to take a 53-48 lead.