EAST LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — Collin Trierweiler hit a pair of free throws with 0.7 seconds left to give Pewamo-Westphalia a 53-52 victory over Iron Mountain in the Division 3 state championship Saturday evening at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.
Just seconds prior, Trierweiler converted a layup to bring the Pirates to within a point. On the ensuing possession, Iron Mountain’s Tony Feira was whistled for a travel, giving the ball back to Pewamo-Westphalia with five seconds left.
Trierweiler took the inbounds pass and advanced to near half-court. As he started to go up for a shot, he was fouled. The officials ruled it was not in the act of shooting. However, it was called an intentional foul, giving Trierweiler two free throws.
He converted both to give the Pirates the state title.
Andre Smith led Pewamo-Westphalia with 21 points. Aaron Bearss added 15 points.
Pewamo-Westphalia finishes its season 28-0. Iron Mountain finishes its year 27-1.