For the second year in a row the Dieterich Maroons are your National Trail Conference Tournament champions. The Maroons picked up the win over Altamont 47-45 on a last second layup from Nick Feldhake. The Maroons trailed 45-39 with just over two minutes left in the game. The deficit was the result of a 17-2 run by Altamont, but in the final minutes of the game it was Dieterich that went on a run. The Maroons tied the game at 45-45 on three pointers from Travis Niemerg and Feldhake. With just over 6 seconds remaining Altamont had the basketball, but Dieterich’s Ryan Radloff stole the inbounds pass and found Feldhake for the layup with just .4 seconds left on the clock.
Dieterich won the 81st edition of the annual tournament as a three seed, while top seeded Altamont had to settle for second place.
In the third place game, played earlier in the day, St. Anthony defeated South Central 60-43.