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Lakeside edges Greenbrier again, in overtime

Posted: January 29, 2014 - 1:07am
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Lakeside's Clarissa Hopkins fights Greenbrier's Alex Clegg (left) and Morgan Taylor for a rebound. Photo by Jim Blaylock  JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
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Lakeside's Clarissa Hopkins fights Greenbrier's Alex Clegg (left) and Morgan Taylor for a rebound. Photo by Jim Blaylock

Lakeside’s floater failed to go in at the end of regulation, but the Panthers made up the difference in overtime.

The Panthers used free throws to pull away from Greenbrier and win 60-54 on Friday night.

Lakeside held a three-point lead with 45 seconds left, but Greenbrier’s Kayshawn Marshall made a 3-pointer with 13 seconds remaining, tying the score at 48.

Lakeside’s BJ Raymond drove the ball upcourt on the Panthers’ final attempt to win in regulation, and he found space with the clock winding down. But the shot bounced off the rim, sending the game to overtime.

Despite missing two of their bigger defenders, the Panthers held the Wolfpack to just six points in overtime while scoring 12. Lakeside (15-4, 4-2 2A-AAAAA) missed just two free throws after gaining an early lead and forcing Greenbrier to foul.

“The free throws in overtime were big,” Lakeside coach Jody Hilley said. “I had basically four guards on the floor for that purpose, because I knew they would have to foul. My shooters did what they had to
do.”

The win is a second close one in the season series for the Panthers after beating Greenbrier 49-46 on Jan. 14.

Despite jumping to an early lead, Greenbrier (10-11, 1-5) battled back Friday night and fought in a close
game throughout the second half.

“It seems like no matter what the records are, these games go down to the wire,” Hilley said. “Greenbrier is a well-coached team. Hats off to them.”

Raymond led Lakeside with 19 points, and Jake Gilbert added 12 points and 13 rebounds. Travonte Brown added nine points.

Marshall had 15 points for Greenbrier, while Justen Hartfield led the Wolfpack with 16.

Greenbrier’s girls sprinted out to a big lead and cruised to a 61-35 win over Lakeside
(3-16, 0-5).

The Lady Wolfpack’s
Morgan Taylor reached a milestone by recording her 1,000th career point. She finished with 23 points for Greenbrier
(15-6, 4-2).

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