King drops buzzer-beater to beat Rossville
Down by a single point in the final seconds, Frankfort sophomore guard Malik King got a runner to fall at the buzzer to give the Hot Dogs a dramatic 76-75 win over the cross-county rival Rossville Hornets on Saturday night in Case Arena.
King came up big for the Hot Dogs in the fourth quarter, where he scored 12 of his 16 points.
Tied at 16 at the end of the opening period, Jarred Warren scored seven points in the second quarter to help the Hornets take a 34-29 lead at halftime. The Hot Dogs came out of the locker room for the second half and exploded for 26 points in the third quarter, but Rossville kept pace with Frankfort and held the advantage late before King’s last-second shot sent the Hornets back home without a win.
Senior point guard Jarrod Smith led the Hot Dogs with a game-high 30 points, while King finished with 16, Carter Taylor scored 12, and Steven Ceballos made it four Frankfort players finishing in double figures with 10.
Blake Miller hit 5-of-11 shots from the perimeter and led Rossville with 20 points, while senior guard Enrique Rangel scored 19 points and Warren finished with 14.
The Hot Dogs (4-8) travel to Lafayette on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. game against the Central Catholic Knights, while the Hornets (8-5) travel to Michigantown for another county rivalry game versus the Clinton Central Bulldogs.