Down eight with 4:40 left in regulation, the Bulls never blinked and rallied for a dramatic 55-54 overtime Senior Day victory over Central League foe Upper Darby on February 2nd. Fittingly, senior Aaron Thompson’s bucket in the paint with 6 seconds left in O.T. proved to be the game winner. He also hit two foul shots to put the Bulls up 51-50 with 1:22 left and his coast to coast layup at the 41 second mark put the Bulls up again 53-52 with 41.7 seconds remaining. Not surprisingly, he also sent the game into overtime with a layup with two seconds left.
Thompson’s late game heroics are not unusual as he hit the winner in a last second victory over Academy Park two weeks earlier.
“I try to be there when the team needs me,” Thompson, who finished with 29 points in the game, said. “We just keep playing hard.”
Fellow senior Princeton Lyle helped the Bulls jump out to a 13-9 lead after the first quarter with two early buckets while hard working forward Nafis Smith added four points in the game.
With the victory, the Bulls picked up their sixth win of the season.
PHOTO: Before the dramatic victory, basketball seniors and their special guests were recognized for their contributions to the program. From left to right, Glen Mills counselor/teacher Derek Robinson, Aaron Thompson, Nafis Smith, his mother Fatiah White, Danielle Lyle, and her son Princeton.