JAMESTOWN - The second-seeded Sherman Wildcats had not used the triangle-and-two defense all season.
It turns out coach Cory Emory was saving it for the perfect moment.
That moment came Friday, March 1 during the second half of Sherman's 40-27 victory over top-seeded Brocton in the Section 6 Class D boys basketball championship game at Jamestown Community College.
"I said all year teams would be crazy not to triangle-and-two us," Brocton coach Jeff Franze said. "That's what they did and we needed other players to make shots and they didn't make them. They took away Jordan Patterson and Dan Ferguson (with that defense). We tried some different things. We just didn't execute very well. They made the 3s and we didn't. Deep down, I knew if they went triangle-and-two, we would have to make some 3s. I am not surprised they went to a triangle-and-two. They felt they had to do something. I knew it was going to happen."