College of the Redwoods men’s basketball coach Ryan Bisio coaches up his team. (Andrew Butler — Times-Standard)
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Men’s junior college basketball: Redwoods 94 Napa Valley 88 (OT)

Drew Gillette made a layup as regulation time expired to force overtime, Zac Claus led the way for the Corsairs with 21 points and the College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team clinched a berth in the championship-round of the Kris Kringle Tournament with a 94-88 win over Napa Valley, Friday night at Santa Rosa Junior College.

Down five points with 15 seconds to play Claus connected on a 3-pointer to set up Gillette’s overtime-forcing bucket.

Redwoods (12-3) fell behind by as much as four points in overtime before coming back and securing its 12th win of the season.

“These guys can truly believe they can win in any situation,” Redwoods head coach Ryan Bisio said. “The level of resilience these guys show is rare.”

Redwoods will face the the tournament’s host team, Santa Rosa, tonight at 8 p.m. with a title on the line.

Bisio and starting Redwoods forward Thomas Nelson both formerly played for Santa Rosa and won the Kris Kringle during their time.

Isaac Puzz scored 18 points for Redwoods in the win while Nelson added 17.

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