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Last-second shot sends Southgate Anderson past Riverview in district opener PHOTO GALLERY

  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)
  • Southgate scored the winning basket just before the buzzer in a 48-46 win over Riverview in a District opener Monday at Woodhaven. (MiPrepZone photo gallery by Terry Jacoby)

Southgate’s unselfish play not only resulted in a balanced scorebook but helped lead the Titans to a dramatic 48-46 victory on a shot just before the buzzer to beat Riverview in a boys’ basketball Division 1 District 14 opener Monday at Woodhaven.

With the game tied at 46-46 with 8.8 seconds, the Titans inbounded the ball under their own basket. Hill made a great move to the basket but when Riverview’s Kaleb Russell moved in and shut down his lane to the hoop, the senior dished the ball to a wide open Ross Bogart. The senior took his time and got off the shot with just enough time and the ball went through the net and sent the Titans on to the next round.

“We had the same play drawn up earlier in the year against Allen Park and just missed a three-pointer to win it at the buzzer,” Southgate Coach Eugene Kolbusz said. “But here we didn’t need a three and told them to watch for someone coming down the lane and that’s what happened.”

Southgate (10-11) advances to face Trenton (11-8) at 5 p.m. on Wednesday in the first of two semifinal games. The two Downriver teams split during the regular season.

Riverview, with only two seniors on the roster, finishes the season at 5-16.

The Titans beat the Pirates by 26 points the first time the two teams met earlier in the regular season.

“We are just recovering from some injuries,” Kolbusz said. “Our big guy (Deven Fields) is just coming back after not playing since week eight. We also have a young team and many of them are not used to this kind of atmosphere so we were glad to get this one.”

Jace Matkin led the Titans with 12 points. James Bowman had 10 points and Brandon Hill, Ross Bogart and Deven Fields each scored eight in the victory.

Junior guard Hunter Glime had a monster game for the Pirates. He scored 16 of his game-high 28 points in the second half. Brandon Ferro scored 10 for the Pirates.

The Titans took a 36-35 lead early in the fourth quarter and it was clear then that this game was likely going to go down to the wire. The game was tied at 39-39 and again at 41-41.

A jumper by Bogart gave the Titans a 43-41 lead with 1:50 to play in the game. Glime hit a free throw to make it 43-42 but Fields scored inside to give Southgate a 45-42 lead with 50 seconds left in the game.

But Riverview’s Michael Dyson grabbed a rebound after a missed free throw to make it 45-44 with 30 seconds to play.

Down 46-44 with less than 10 seconds to play in the game, the Titans fouled Glime near midcourt and the junior knocked down two free throws to tie the game at 46-46.

The district finals are 7 p.m. on Friday night. Winner advances to the Regional at Wayne Memorial and will face the winner of the Ann Arbor Huron district in the regional semifinal on March 13.

The Titans took an early 9-2 lead with 3:20 left in the first quarter on a three-point play by Hill. But the Pirates stormed back and a triple by Ferro just before the buzzer cut the deficit to 13-8 after one quarter.

Glime shot the Bucs back into the thick of things in the second quarter with nine points as the Pirates led 23-20 at the break.

Glime then fired the Pirates into the lead with a jumper to make it 31-27 with 3:30 left in the third. But the Titans quickly answered on a triple by Bowman and another triple by Matkin to give Anderson a 33-32 lead with 40 seconds to play in the third.

Glime finished the quarter with a jumper to give the Pirates a 34-33 lead after three.

Last Updated: 3/7/2017 8:45:35 AM EST