Rubber Chicken mania: Ferris comes away with overtime win
SPOKANE, Wash. - Held scoreless in the first half, the Ferris Saxons leading scorer did what he had to do down the stretch to help his team to a 54-51 overtime victory over Lewis & Clark in an action-packed Rubber Chicken game.
Ferris' Connor Halliday was held scoreless in the first half, but hit 11 of 12 free throws in the second half. And that was all. He scored 11 points, which happens to be his points-per-game average this season.
The win over the Lewis and Clark didn't come easy, as the Tiger's Austin Ehlo hit two crucial three-point shots as time was running out in regulation to rally his team back from a 36-27 deficit and force overtime.
In the end though it was cool free throw shooting on the part of the Saxons that did the Tigers in.
After the game, thousands of fans waited anxiously for the announcement to come: which school would win the Rubber Chicken, the coveted prize in the spirit contest. Both schools' drill teams put on creative, energetic and fun shows in the time between the girls and boys game, but in the end Lewis and Clark came away with the imitation fowl for the second year in a row.