Boys Basketball: United Township takes down Lockport in last secondsBrandon Sawin of Lockport goes hard in the paint. Patrick Gleason ~ For the Sun-Times
Updated: December 28, 2011 6:14PM
PONTIAC, IL -- Courtney Cole was almost the hero.
The Lockport senior drained a long-range three with 24 seconds left to tie the game, but 20 seconds later United Township’s Damon Overton drove to the basket and scored to give the Panthers a 52-50 win over the Porters in the first round of the Pontiac Holiday Tournament.
The Porters had a chance to win, but Kyle Ward missed a long three-pointer at the buzzer.
“We knew Overton or Dajeon McDowell or Tayvian Johnson would try and beat us off the dribble,” Lockport coach Lawrence Thompson Jr. said. “And that’s what happened, we just got beat off the dribble and no one came over to help.”
Cole led the Porters (6-5) with 18 points on 7 of 18 shooting, including 4 of 8 from the three-point line. Kyle Ward contributed nine points and David Robinson added eight points and seven rebounds.
“They out hustled us most of the game,” said Thompson. “We fought back hard but just couldn’t finish it off. Our shot selection was bad throughout the game.”
Johnson led the Panthers (9-3) with 25 points. McDowell added 14 and Overton finished with 11.