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Brother Rice Basketball Senior Night vs Leo 2016 Josh Niego

Daily Southtown: Josh Niego Executes Last-Second Play, Lifts Brother Rice Over Leo

Brother Rice junior Josh Niego wanted to redeem himself, and he did just that Friday night against Leo.

Niego buried the game-winning 3-pointer with four seconds left as Brother Rice edged Leo 48-45 in a wild Catholic League South finish.

“I wanted vengeance from previous games when I had to knock it down and I didn’t make the shot,” Niego said. “(Mike Shepski) and my teammates did a great job executing, giving me a wide-open shot. All I had to do was knock it down.”

Shepski found Niego for a corner 3-pointer after Niego broke free on a double screen. The Crusaders (15-9, 6-3) fouled on the ensuing possession, and Darias Oliver’s desperation shot at the buzzer went long for Leo (17-6, 5-4).

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Source: Daily Southtown | Logan Malloy

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