Cassidy’s OT buzzer-beater lifts Academy Park

Jalen Cassidy drilled a buzzer-beating, 3-point field goal from the corner in overtime to lift the Academy Park boys basketball team to a 55-54 non-league victory Saturday at Central Bucks West.

The Knights (12-6) trailed by two points with five seconds left. Derrick Northern dribbled the length of the floor and dished the ball to Cassidy, who connected to give AP a nice rebound win after a disappointing loss to Chichester earlier in the week.

Northern led all players with 25 points and Cassidy finished with 11.

Ki Henson gave the Knights big minutes off the bench. Ending with eight points, Henson hit a 3-pointer in OT to give the Knights a brief lead and played well on the defensive side.

In other non-league action:

Sun Valley 52, Marple Newtown 50 >> The Vanguards trailed by three points entering the final quarter but quickly regained the lead and held off the host Tigers.

Billy Fisher dumped in 20 points to carry the Vanguards.

Ben Davis had six rebounds to go with his team-high 19 points for the Tigers (8-10), who received a 12-point effort by Mike Tansey.

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