The Bay Area Shuckers advanced to a 2-0 start with their 128-124 comeback win over the Beltway Bombers on Saturday.
In three previous meetings with the Bombers on their home court in the prior two seasons the Shuckers had come up empty handed. When the Bombers started off with a 10-0 run to open the game it looked like this contest would have a similar outcome. The Bombers continued to hold leads of 36-24 after the first period, 65-56 at halftime, and the Bombes raced to a 15-point lead before closing out the third quarter with a 98-88 lead.
As the teams opened the fourth quarter the Shuckers continued to run behind and still remained down by seven with just 3:42 left in the game. With a stingy defense the Shuckers finally took the lead for the first time in the game with under a minute to go and cemented the win with two key free throws by Rocky Coleman with 8.7 seconds to go to notch the win at 128-124.
Gus Chase led Bay Area in scoring with 35 points.
The Shuckers maintain a tie atop the Patriot Division with the Rockville Victors.