A four-point Bulloch lead looked like it could get out of hand. The Trojan boys couldn’t make anything fall.
“Seven points in the second half won’t win the game,” Craig said.
Attaway ended the scoring drought with a steal and easy make with one minute remaining. JMA needed stops and four more points to tie.
Unfortunately, Attaway tossed away an important possession soon after.
Bulloch dribbled the seconds out, giving them a region sweep.
Attaway scored 14 points, while Panfil added 10 Friday.
A good tournament run placed the JMA boys in state. They have a No. 2 seed and will likely play Westfield in the state round this Thursday.
Craig said he wouldn’t trade these 13 guys for anything despite some close losses this season.
“No body gave us a chance. We believed in ourselves,” Craig said. “We fell short a couple of games, but the guys kept fighting.”