On Saturday afternoon, in a game that featured 17 lead changes and 15 ties, sophomore point guard Mason Degenkolb scored the game-winning field goal in the final seconds of the contest to give Taylor a thrilling 96-94 victory over the Goshen Maple Leafs.
Goshen led 64-56 with just under 15 minutes to play, but the Trojans countered with a 25-9 surge in which they shot 11-for-15 from the field to take an 81-73 lead. Heggeland and James McCloud led the charge, combining for 13 points. Along with that, seven different Trojans scored in the game-changing run.
Goshen battled hard to the very end, scoring 21 points in the last 5:26 of the game. Their fourth three-pointer of that 5:26 stretch tied the game at 94 with 4.9 seconds to go, but Degenkolb had more than enough time to run the length of the court and sink the game-winner.
Over the last 20 minutes of the contest, the Trojans shot 67.7 percent from the floor, including a six-for-six performance by Heggeland.
Robinson led the Trojans in scoring with 22 points, seven rebounds, and five assists, while Degenkolb finished with 20 points. Heggeland added 15 points and nine rebounds in the victory.