From Kendric Pryor’s point of view, it was “nothing out of the ordinary.”
From where Homewood-Flossmoor coach Marc Condotti sat, it was the play of the Vikings’ 55-47 win over the host Wildcats in Friday’s championship game of the Class 4A Thornton Regional.
With less than two minutes remaining and what was once a 16-point lead down to five, H-F turned the ball over. Thornton’s Keondre Woods, who’d just made a 3-pointer, doubled back to pick off a pass and was streaking toward the basket. Somewhere in the air space above the rim, Pryor met him, swatting the ball away.