"It wasn't one of his better games, but he still found a way to make a shot. It makes you look good as a coach. But it's about Luke and the players. He's wired right. He knows how to win. He is willing to take the responsibility of stepping up and taking that shot.
Riverside Coach Dusty Herscher was quick to give all the credit to Eddy.
"That last 3 was obviously a huge shot and he will probably be the player of the year," Herscher said. "Hats off to Luke. That's a heck of a three. Tie ball game, seconds left, and you pull from 3, that's tough."
After Eddy's 3-pointer, Reed hit a driving layup with 10 seconds to cut the deficit to just one, but Eddy drained both free throws with 7.6 seconds remaining.
Reed raced up court and hoisted up a contested 3-pointer for the tie with about four seconds left, but it bounced off the rim. GW's Austin Breeden rebounded the miss and ran out the clock on the Warriors.
"They closed off on 33 (Josh Butcher)," Herscher said. "It wasn't the look I wanted. Then he (Reed) fired it up there, and at that point, all you can do is watch, and pray."
Reed finished with a team-high 20 points, including 17 in the second half while Nick Light added 16 points, 14 of which came in the first half.
"Marcus could be one of the best players in the state, offensively," Herscher said. "He just doesn't have the mindset to take over yet. He did in the second half and it showed with 17 points. If he would do that from the opening tip all the way through, he could be right up there with Luke."
Cameron Hoston had a solid game to help Eddy and the Patriots with 14 points and 12 rebounds.