Posted On: 02/27/21 8:15 PM

Evangelical Christian School slid past Notre Dame, 32-31, Saturday afternoon to clinch a spot in the final four in next week’s Division II-A Boys State Tournament.

This is the second-consecutive season the Eagles have advanced to the final four.

Here are two takeaways from the game.

Shropshire and Brown won the game for ECS

For the entire fourth quarter, the Eagles held the lead and held on to the basketball to eat up some clock. The goal was to force the Fighting Irish to foul. Notre Dame didn’t have to foul and stop the clock until late in the fourth quarter. The Fighting Irish committed five fouls in a span of two minutes, putting ECS at the free throw line.

Junior point guard Mason Shropshire made two free throws to put the Eagles up 30-25. Senior guard Dominic Brown Dominic Brown 6'2" | CG ECS | 2021 State TN sealed the win with his two free throws in the waning seconds.

Head coach Willie Jenkins wasn’t thinking about a quick score. Instead, he wanted Notre Dame to start panicking and get out of its 2-3 zone.

Jenkins’ plan worked.

"We were up. We saw they didn’t have many fouls. We wanted to get where they had to foul

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