Well, Findlay Prep had quite a run. 55 straight wins. They had also won last year’s NHSI tournament in overtime. Nigel Williams-Goss hit the go ahead shot in that championship game last year. Benedict’s Prep was just a little too tough this time around though at the NHSI semi-finals.
Williams-Goss this year he had a chance to tie the game at the buzzer, but the shot went off the back iron and Williams-Goss sprinted to the other end of the floor and collapsed on the ground with the weight of it all.
“You know what? If he had that ball a thousand times, and I don’t care if there was four guys on him, I want him to shoot it a thousand times,” Coach Todd Simon said. “He deserves that shot. He’s made that shot time and time again and he probably will the next time. I have no doubts in my mind. It was the right player with the right shot, but that’s the game and you just move on.”
Findlay has been falling behind all season, and they did in this game too but eventually stormed back and took the lead; they just didn’t have it at the final buzzer. Coach Simon has called this the Find-a-way Findlay team, but they just couldn’t quite find a way to win today. You can view his post-game press conference below.
Williams-Goss has had an extraordinary high school career. 127-7 with two NHSI titles to his credit. Stay tuned for more coverage this week of the NHSI tournament and check out St. Benedict’s in the championship game on ESPN today at 1 pm EST.