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LinkedIn January 11, Boone high school's boys basketball team pulled off a shocking upset on Thursday night in Orlando, Fla.
But what should have been a celebration for the now Boone Braves has instead turned into a heated debate on Twitter over the strategy Boone employed defeat Oak Ridge. RELATED: High-school basketball player gets absolutely cleaned out by backboard while going for block According to the Orlando Sentinel , Boone used what's called the "stall offense," opting to hold the ball as long as possible during their offensive possession rather than try to score.
This is a tactic that has been used by many teams at the high school level around the country, because, unlike both college and the NBA, they play without a shot clock. The Braves used this to their advantage on Thursday night, sitting on the ball throughout the first half and heading into the locker room down by an odd score of Compared the the first half, the second half was an offensive explosion, with the Braves eventually coming out on top thanks to hitting 11 of 14 free throws all in the game's final quarter.
Afterwards, a reporter at the game caught up with Boone's head coach Dave Martinson to discuss the strategy and the victory. In , a Wisconsin high school boys team won a game doing it.