WILMINGTON – Jordan Money wasn’t supposed to inbound the ball.

The clock was ticking under 10 seconds after Tim Farley’s long 3-pointer pulled Wilmington Friends within one point against St. Elizabeth in overtime on Saturday. Nate Thomas was going to inbound for the Vikings, but Money did it instead and fired a long pass to David Hazelton for the clinching layup in a thrilling, 64-61 win at the St. E Center.

St.Elizabeth Guard Jordan Money (12)

St.Elizabeth Guard Jordan Money (12) drives to the basket as Quakers Forward Justin Beneck (4) defends during a regular season basketball game between St.Elizabeth Vikings and Wilmington Friends Quakers Sat. Feb. 11, 2017 at Saint Elizabeth’s High School in Wilmington. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“Nate Thomas just yelled at [Money] in the locker room. He was supposed to take the ball out,” Hazelton said with a laugh. “But Jordan hopped in and threw me that pass.

“I’m not a person who gets in that situation too much. I just wanted to catch the ball and seal the game. … When I saw nobody else was coming around me, I said, ‘Might as well get the two points.’”

The come-from-behind victory put a good finish on a tough week for the Vikings (10-7), who lost at St. Mark’s on Tuesday and at No. 1 Smyrna on Thursday.



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