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Dubuque Senior Bounced From Tournament After Foul on Final Play
By Jeremiah Davis and Scott Westerberg, Reporters
DES MOINES – No one was paying attention.
"I didn't see it, I wasn't looking. I was watching the ball go in the hoop," said Dubuque Senior Coach Wendell Eimers.
"I didn't see the play, if it was a foul or if it wasn't," said West Des Moines Valley Coach Jeff Horner.
Or most players:
"I didn't see it, I was watching (Kyle) Haber, I was trying to put the rebound back in if he missed it," said Senior forward Luke McDonnell.
Everyone was paying attention to Senior guard Kyle Haber, who tied last night's Class 4A quarterfinal in the final seconds with a running jumper from the elbow, seemingly sending the game to overtime at 41-41.
But under the basket, Rams' forward Lucas LeGrand was called for an away-from-the-ball foul for a push-off of Valley's Carlo Marble.
The foul put Marble on the line with 0.5 seconds left – referees conferred to put time back on the clock, as the buzzer sounded after Haber's make – where he made one of two and sent the Tigers into the semifinals, 42-41.
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