With his team clinging to a three-point lead late in the fourth-quarter Tuesday, Raytown South sophomore Sevon Witt soared high above the rim.
The Bolivar layup attempt had no chance of going in.
Witt’s block kickstarted an 11-2 run by the Cardinals, and Raytown South dominated from that point on in claiming a 59-52 win in a Class 4 sectional at Blue Springs.
“I saw it coming. I knew he was going to try and lay it off the backboard,” Witt said. “I just tried to send the ball to a teammate, and it worked out perfectly.”
Witt blocked the ball near the top of the white rectangle, and when it fell to teammate Jabril Cox, he fired a full-court pass to Richard Campbell, who converted the transition layup and foul shot, pushing the Cardinals lead to 47-41.
“I just channeled my inner quarterback,” joked Cox, who led Raytown South with 14 points.
The Cardinals, 17-9, trailed 15-9 at one point late in the first, but controlled the rest of the half and led 26-22 at the break. They never trailed in the second half.
Witt finished with 10 points and both Campbell and Hezekiah Goodwin added nine for Raytown South, which plays in the quarterfinals Saturday.
“A lot of people doubted us at the beginning of the year, and it feels good to prove those people wrong,” Witt said.