There were a lot of people holding their breath Saturday when Skylar Greenhaw went to the free throw line.
Greenhaw was going to be shooting two with the scoreboard showing a 55-55 tie between the Knights and Hilldale and just fractions over one second left to play.
Greenhaw hit both throws giving the Knights a 57-55 win and third place at the Okemah tournament.
That capped a game that saw was close almost from the very start.
Playing for the third place honors, the Knights put together 12 points in the final frame and enjoyed a 55-52 advantage when Hilldale was fouled on a three point try. That sent the Hornets to the charity line for three needed to tie it up. All three shots were successful knotting the score at 55-55 with less than five seconds to play.
Henryetta came back down the court with Greenhaw being tripped up and sent to the free throw line. The clock was not running while he was getting ready to shoot and, for many fans, it felt like hours passed until he broke the tie with the first throw. Cheering started and he added the second shot leaving 1.35 seconds left to play. Hilldale was unable to get the goal giving the Knights the win
Forced into the third place bracket after a 77-38 loss to Newcastle Friday, Henryetta came out shooting. Austin Palmer started the Knight attack with a three point goal in the opening seconds of the game. During the four quarters, the Knights would hit ten three-point goals.
Jordan Short and Greenhaw would each get a trio of three point baskets with Palmer posting two and Will Perez and Nick Hudson each adding one.
Short led the Henryetta scoring with 15 points followed by Greenhaw with 14, Palmer, 12, Hudson, 5, Perez 3 and Hunter Gobin 2.