Boys Basketball

Moment: Fisher Sinks Last-Second Score

March 25, 2020

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

The 2019 Division 1 basketball tournament will be remembered forever for the play of freshman Emoni Bates, who led Ypsilanti Lincoln to its first MHSAA championship in the sport with memorable performance after memorable performance.

But the game-winning moment of the March 16, 2019, championship game belonged to senior teammate Jalen Fisher, who beat the buzzer with a putback to give the Railsplitters a 64-62 win over Detroit U-D Jesuit.

Lincoln coach Jesse Davis said after he knew Fisher’s time would come. "At the beginning of this game, I just told (Fisher) to be patient, your time is coming man, be patient,” Davis said. “During the timeouts I said, ‘Jalen be patient, your time is coming.’ I didn’t know it was going to come like that, but I’m glad it happened to him, because I believed in him the whole time.”

Click to read Second Half's coverage – Lincoln Beats Buzzer for 1st Basketball Title – and relive the shot below with coverage from FOX Sports Detroit.