Western Tech senior Renford Richards scored the last basket on a thunderous baseline dunk in the Wolverines’ 62-37 blowout win over visiting Loch Raven in the first game of the Class 2A North Region playoffs, but it resonated the most with the fans and coach Mike Slepesky.
"That's our first dunk of the season, and I demanded that before the game," Slepesky said. "Renford on the baseline, I've seen it, so I'm not surprised. That was a very athletic play by a very athletic guy."
Richards was a starter at the beginning of the season, but when Slepesky moved junior Tyrell Moseley from power forward to center, his minutes came from off the bench.
Richards, Moseley, Jordan Carter and Kelechi Kalu were the top candidates to get the first dunk of the season and Moseley almost had one in the first half on a shot that went in, but wasn't flushed cleanly.
While he didn't get the dunk, Moseley did most of his scoring damage early when the Wolverines built a 16-7 first-quarter lead.