Written by: Josh Safran
A late game timeout typically leads to a play that makes or breaks the final, but for Chuck Ellis and his squad, it was the act of calling a timeout down one with 45 seconds left that in fact BROKE the game for Ellis.
PF Workouts outlasted Chuck Ellis Workouts in the opening game of the Danny Rumph Classic, 65-64. Erik Copes scored the winning and final points for PF Workouts around the 1:25 mark. Those were Copes’ only points of the second half, however he led PF Workouts with 19. The two teams were on the see-saw for the majority of the second half.
In the final minute, PF Workouts worked some clock holding a one-point advantage. They bricked a mid-range jumper as the shot clock ticked down. Ellis’ team got the rebound and looked prime for an easy fastbreak lay-up when Ellis called for a timeout.
“BAD TIMEOUT, CHUCK!” a fan heckled. That fan would prove to be correct, while Chuck Ellis workouts was able to get off an open shot, they couldn’t get it to fall and would never get another opportunity to score. PF Workouts got the ball and milked the clock all the way down after picking up their own offensive rebound.