Wilcox Central wins over R.C. Hatch

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Selma Times-Journal

The Wilcox Central High School Jaguars won over the R. C. Hatch Bobcats in the second round of the Francis Marion Thanksgiving Tournament on Friday night.

Despite twenty total fouls and several turnovers, Wilcox managed to come out on top with an overtime win of 51-50.

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They are now 4-1 for the season.

With just under two minutes left to play in the first period the Jaguars found themselves with a ten point lead over the Bobcats.

A technical foul on Wilcox put Rodney Scott at the free throw line where he sank both baskets to put Hatch within five.

DeAndra Cunningham hit a basket at the buzzer and the Jaguars were up 17-10 at the end of the first.

The Bobcats sent The Jaguars to the free throw line six times, where they were 10 of 12, in the first half.

The Jaguars still held the lead at the end of the second.

It was during the third period that the lead started to slip away from the Jaguars.

Frankie Sullivan Jr. hit back to back three pointers from way downtown to put the Bobcats within two.

The Jaguars turned the ball over and Sullivan dunked the ball to tie the game at 37.

Wilcox was up two going into the fourth.

The game was tied at 44 with just seconds left on the clock.

The Jaguars missed an easy basket, the clock ran out, and they headed into overtime.

Sullivan hit to shots from the free throw line to give the Bobcats their first lead of the night, 48-47.

The game was tied at 49 with two free throw shots from the Jaguars’ Trevell Coleman.

Cortez Irby was 2 for 2 from the line with 10.8 seconds left on the clock to put Wilcox up by two.

The Bobcats missed the shot to send the game into double overtime however, William Cooke was fouled at the buzzer.

He made the first and missed the second. Wilcox got the rebound and the clock ran out.

Trevell Coleman led the Jaguars with 17 points and 5 rebounds.

Alquan Mendenhaul added 11 points and 3 rebounds.

Cortez Irby followed with 10 points and 6 rebounds.

The Bobcats leading scorer was Antwain Starks with 13 points and 2 rebounds.

Frankie Sullivan and Rodney Scott both added 11 points and 3 rebounds.