With 2.3 seconds remaining, Amen Thompson took the inbounds pass and drove to the basket hitting a layup as time expired to get the 80-78 victory putting the City Reapers up 2-0 in the best-of-five series.
Ausar Thompson led the Reapers with 22 points, six rebounds and five assists, but it was his brother Amen that got the final look and hit the buzzer beater. Amen finished with 11 points, seven assists and five rebounds.
In a game where there were 20 lead changes and eight ties, there were several of those in the final minutes. The YNG Dreamerz led by six points with 2:19 left, but the Reapers clawed back to a 76-75 lead a minute later. The run ended up extending to 9-0 before Bryson Warren hit a clutch three pointer with 2.3 seconds left to tie the game.
After an ensuing timeout that advanced the ball to the Reapers front court, Amen lifted his team to the victory and the 2-0 lead.
Nathan Missia-Dio had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
On the Dreamerz side, Bryson Warren had 20 points. Kanaan Carlyle, Jalen Lewis and Alexandre Sarr also scored in double figures.
The biggest scoring run of the game came on that 9-0 Reapers run over the final two minutes.
Game three and possibly the final game of the OTE season with a Reapers victory is this Tuesday at 7 p.m. on Amazon Prime.