Joey Dwyer gave his dad a helping hand in the coaching department.
The senior guard hit a 12-foot pullup jumper in the lane Saturday night with 11.9 seconds remaining for the go-ahead points as Shiloh Christian edged Berthold 52-50 in the third-place game of the North Dakota Class B boys high school basketball tournament.
It was Joey Dwyer who suggested the play to his father, Mike, during a timeout.
"Just a helpful suggestion," Joey Dwyer said, smiling. "It doesn't happen very often. But I was hitting my jump shot today. During the timeout, I asked my dad for an isolation play. He let me have it. It worked."
After a Berthold turnover, Shiloh Christian added a free throw for the final two-point margin and giving the senior a game-high 19 points.
Mike Dwyer said it isn't unusual for player suggestions. "A lot of times in the huddle, I'll ask the kids what they want to run. They have input."
Shiloh Christian 52, Berthold 50
Shiloh Christian 6 16 34 52
Berthold 12 23 30 50
Shiloh Christian -- Joey Dwyer 19, Donovan Lambert 12, Aaron Hultstrand 8, Walter Bearstail 6, Matt Rask 5, Klint Miller 2.
Berthold -- Alex Bloms 18, Daniel Yale 12, Mitchel White 7, Adam Birdsall 5, Logan Gunderson 3, Colin Lindahl 3, Jaeden Jenson 2.
DeVillers is a sports writer at the Grand Forks Herald