Wallace beats MMI 82-79

Published 1:02 pm Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wallace defeated Marion Military Institute 82-79 in the first round of the ACCC Division I Basketball Tournament in Hanceville.

A Michael Acoff field goal put the Patriots ahead 79-77 with 57 seconds left, and Darrell Mayberry and Chris Walker free throws extended the lead to 81-77. A Langston Williams jump shot cut it to 81-79 with 15 seconds left. A Brandon Barlow free throw pushed the lead to its final margin, and a Chris Walker steal secured the win.

Walker led the Patriots with 35 points, and Acoff finished with 19.

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The Patriots earned the win in the first game of their first postseason appearance since 2002.