Isaiah Reese scored 21 points but more importantly milked five critical seconds off the clock in the closing seconds and Canisius edged Iona 84-82 on Sunday in a showdown of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference co-leaders.
Iona pulled within one on a pair of free throws by Rickey McGill with 8.9 seconds left. After the inbounds, the Gaels forced a jump ball but the possession stayed with the Golden Griffins with 6.7 to go. On the next inbounds, Reese eluded two defenders and got 5.4 seconds off the clock before he was intentionally fouled with 1.3 remaining. He made 1 of 2 and received one last inbounds pass to run out the clock.
Keenum was forced into the lineup in Week 2 after Sam Bradford injured his knee. The 29-year-old held onto the job full time since Week 5 with stellar play-making ability and fearlessness throwing down the field. Foles took over after MVP candidate Carson Wentz tore his ACL in Week 14, doing enough to propel the NFC East winners into the championship game.
Scott was a native of the Friendswood, Texas, in greater Houston. She played at Baylor from 2002 to 2006, the era in which the Lady Bears first emerged as a national power in women’s basketball under coach Kim Mulkey.
Scott averaged 7.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game during Baylor’s 2004-05 championship season and averaged 8.8 and 6.4 the next year as a senior.
Her professional basketball career was cut short, though, by Crohn’s disease. Scott then worked for Chevron as a performance coach on a deep-sea oil rig. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 after a colonoscopy found a malignant blockage. Scott had recovered from that initial cancer discovery.
But Mulkey, speaking to the media on Jan. 12, said that cancer had returned aggressively to Scott, who was back in the hospital in Houston and receiving treatment. Scott told ESPN.com in 2016 that she approached her battle with cancer similarly to how she approached being a basketball player.