CORPUS CHRISTI - Throughout the summer of 2012, GoIslanders.com will look back at the best moments and athletic performances from the 2011-12 school year.
Every Wednesday, we will bring you one of the top 10 individual performances, with Mondays bringing the year's top 10 moments. Be sure to keep tabs on GoIslanders.com throughout the summer to celebrate all the great moments.
Top Moment #4: Hameed Ali Beats Buzzer to Clinch Road Game Over SHSU
Freshman Hameed Ali had the opportunity at a second chance. After missing a buzzer beater in December, Ali proved he was more than capable of being a clutch shooter. On Jan. 21, he rose to the occasion, helping the Islanders overcome a 16-point second-half deficit to emerge victorious over Sam Houston State. Ali gave nothing short of a spectacular play to help the Islanders knock off the Bearkats 50-49 in the final seconds.
The Hayward, Calif. native took a jumper from the far left corner with 0.3 seconds left on the clock to sink the two points needed to secure the win.
It marked the second game in a row that the Islanders had a massive comeback, as A&M - Corpus Christi came from 25 down to tie UT Arlington on Jan. 18, but the Islanders wound up on the wrong end of a 77-73 score. This time, Ali, whose attempt at a game winner against South Alabama on Dec. 15 was just off the mark, gave the Islanders the one-point win and their first victory in Huntsville since 2007.
June 13 - #10: Ryann White Leads the Field Through First Round of Rio Verde Invite
June 20 - #9: Terence Jones Scores Career-High 33 in Islanders Win Over Texas State
June 27 - #8: Myles and Taylor Light It Up Against NW State
July 4 - #7: Gonzales' Fireworks Lead Islanders to Win at UHV
July 11 - #6: Mia Matuszak Seals Deal Against Texas State
July 18 - #5: Greta Cecchetti Scores Big Against SFA
July 25 - #4: Micah Nolan Posts School-Record 39 Digs Against Nicholls
June 18 - #10: Women's Basketball and Men's Basketball Sweep Turkey Tuesday Doubleheader
June 25 - #9: Krista Fenniak Knocks Home an Eagle from 110 yards at Southland Conference
July 2 - #8: Men's Tennis Wins Tight Match Over Cowboys in HEB Tournament
July 9 - #7: Softball Sweeps Doubleheader to Start Win Streak
July 16 - #6: Volleyball Makes Program History with Win over McNeese State
July 23 - #5: Dance Team Takes Title at ADTS Nationals
July 30 - #4: Hameed Ali Beats Buzzer to Clinch Road Game Over SHSU