He scored and was fouled, converting a free throw for a three-point play and tying the game with 38.2 seconds remaining. Wells got another steal on the inbounds play and went back to the free-throw line with 34.5 seconds left.
He made both attempts, but the second was waived off because of a lane violation, leaving the Tribe with a 55-54 lead. Wells finished 8-for-8 at the line overall and scored a team-high 18 points. Six of those points came in the game's final 40 seconds.
"Thomas making his free throws was huge, but he's made free throws all year," Nadaline said. "I really need him to be more aggressive on offense."
Wells just missed a third steal on the next possession, and Grant Bennett knocked a pass out of bounds with 16.8 seconds to play. Following a timeout, Quarin Hood missed a 3-pointer at the top of the key, and Bennett pulled down the rebound.
He was fouled with three seconds left and made one of two free-throw attempts. Dan Ricksey pulled down the rebound for the Bronchos and called the final timeout with 2.6 seconds to play.
Lafayette Jeff's long inbounds pass was overthrown and went off the hands of Ricksey and out of bounds near midcourt. Wells was fouled immediately on Anderson's inbounds play and hit both free throws to seal the victory.
"It wasn't pretty, but it was a win," Nadaline said. "That's the way it goes sometimes."