Piedmont freshman boys basketball beats College Park

Bautista Costa-Claudio (13) and Nakhil Prasad (23)

The Highlanders defeated College Park 69-68 in dramatic fashion in their last game of the Campolindo Tournament. 

Piedmont freshman boys win thriller against College Park

Trailing by one point with 5 seconds left, the Highlanders’ Bautista Costa-Claudio toed the free throw line. Bautista made his first free throw to tie the game.  He missed the second shot, but twin brother Matteo Costa-Claudio secured the rebound and was fouled.  Matteo then sank the game winner on his first free throw. 

Theo Evans led the scoring with 19 points, followed by Marek Wilk with 18. Bautista and Matteo combined for 14 points, while point guard Matthew Riordan, who was injured during the game, finished with 5. Nakhil Prasad and Tomas Lazarczyk each scored 2 points, and Brady Colbert chipped in 1. 

Veteran head coach Terry London and Piedmont alumni assistant coach James Ormond lead the Highlanders.

Video by Ken Evans 

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