Nordhoff wins battle of Ojai against Thacher on Zaucha buzzer beater

Ted Cotti, Ojai Valley News correspondent
The Thacher boys’ basketball team did not trail for the game’s first 31 minutes and 58 seconds, but Nordhoff senior Josh Zaucha drilled a 24-foot jump shot with two seconds remaining to lift the host Rangers to a dramatic 58-56 non-league victory Dec. 6.
“It’s a set we’ve run a lot, and it’s always worked well, so I thought I’d be open,” said Zaucha. “Jon (Achee) set a good screen, Jake (Williams) drew the defense and I just had to knock it down.”
Thacher led by as much as 14 points in the first half behind the play of seniors Pierre Weil

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