Late 3-pointer in overtime lifts Warhawks to back-to-back state trips

Drew Engebretson of West Fork drives around New Hampton's Tucker Tenge during the first half of Monday's Class 2A sub-state final at Mason City High School. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

 

MASON CITY – With a rainbow three from the left corner, West Fork junior Drew Engebretson made sure the Warhawks would make another stab at the Class 2A state basketball field.

In an incredible comeback effort, the third-ranked West Fork boys basketball team downed previously unbeaten and No. 2 New Hampton at Mason City High School 53-50 in overtime on Monday, March 3.

It wasn’t the drawn-up play, but nothing was as it was supposed to be.

“This was the time to make one,” Engebretson said were his thoughts on the shot. “This is the time to do it.”

“It (the play) was actually a lay-up to Sam (Amsbaugh). But I was all alone in the corner and he (Spencer Halloran) got it to me and I got it done.”

For more on this story, see the March 5 print edition of the Hampton Chronicle.