LYNN HAVEN, FL (WJHG/WECP) The Mosley Dolphins had a lot of reasons to celebrate in that win Friday over Bay for the 6A-1 district championship! Now though the team must be very serious in its business getting set for a first round playoff game Thursday with Godby.
The Dolphins able to get by rival Bay in a double overtime thriller four nights ago on the floor of the Harrison Field House. Thus giving Mosley its first boys basketball district title since 1992!
The game not decided until Carlos Dominguez dropped a half court shot at the buzzer in the second overtime. A thrilling way to end what some are saying is one of the best games, in any sport, in recent Bay County history!
Mosley head coach Michael Memmen calling Friday's win over Bay the kind of exciting game that was great for the community.
"I've been in Bay County for 14 years and I've been a part of some, and seen some, and it definitely goes down in the history of great games in Bay County. And especially the magnitude of a district championship game and to end the way it did. It was definitely exciting for the fans. Seeing the Facebook posts and the Instagram and the Twitter accounts, that last second shot and the whole clip has got 50 thousand views. And it's really exciting for the community and I'm glad the fans got the chance to enjoy it."
So now it's time to focus on a Godby team that's already beaten Mosley twice this season. Perhaps the carry over from the fantastic, double overtime win can help push Mosley past the Cougars this time around!
"You know they beat us by ten at their place and they beat us by five at our place in a very tight game. And you know we talked about that, we talked about at practice that Godby's last game they lost. And they're practicing angry, so we need to have that same mindset. So that we can get better the next three days. At this point of the season you're not playing bad teams, you're playing good teams. It's hard to beat a team three times, so hopefully that mentality will carry over to our players. But the Tallahassee region is so tough I don't think it really mattered who we were matched up with, we know it's a tough task but we're ready for the challenge."
That game Thursday at Redfern Gym set for 7:00.