The Evans High School boys basketball team fell in the first round of region contests in a 75-64 double-overtime loss to the Academy of Richmond County Friday.
The score was close through the first period, but the Knights had pulled ahead by 10 points heading into the halftime.
The Musketeers closed that gap in the third quarter, but were down by four with one-and-half minutes of regulation play left in the fourth.
However, the Musketeers Corey Bynes tied the game by hitting a skyhook jumper and sinking two from the foul line.
Richmond Academy nearly ended the game in the first overtime, but Evans' Jonathan Nicely dropped one for two free throws to send the match into a second overtime.
Evans' offense broke down in the second overtime, scoring just one free throw.
The Musketeers, on the other hand, landed three lay-ups, two jumpers and two free throws to end the game with an 11-point lead.
Nicely scored 24 points in the contest, including four from the three-point line. Matching his three-point total was sophomore Troy Griffith, who scored 15 points in all.
The loss puts the Knights at 13-3 overall and 0-1 in region play.
Evans Coach Kevin Kenny downplayed the loss.
"It's just one region game," he said. "We've got seven more to go."
Evans' girls didn't fare any better in their first region match-up, losing 46-30 to the Lady Musketeers.
Just half-way through the first quarter, Richmond Academy took the lead and never relinquished it.
Courtney Sumner lead the scoring for the Lady Knights with 16, including four three-pointers.
Richmond Academy's Kaylyn Small dominated the match with 27 points.
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