Friday, March 09, 2007

Shiloh Wins Region 5 Crown

Shiloh pulls off a miracle
By LOU BABIARZ Bismarck Tribune Sports Editor

Shiloh Christian boys basketball coach Mike Dwyer said that instead of having his Skyhawks practice today, he may show them the movie "Miracle.

"Or if he's looking for an inspirational underdog story, Dwyer could just pop in a tape of Thursday's Region 5 championship game.

After Dwyer's son, Tommy, banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Shiloh a 55-52 win over Center-Stanton at the University of Mary McDowell Activity Center, the Skyhawks were giddy about qualifying for the state Class B tournament.

"This is a miracle team," coach Dwyer said. "This is an absolute miracle."

If it seems strange to claim underdog status for a team that will be heading to state for the fourth time in five years, keep in mind five of Shiloh's top eight players are sophomores and the Skyhawks (14-11)went 9-10 during the regular season.

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