Boys Basketball

Enloe downs Sanderson in overtime to earn big win

Posted February 14, 2013

With a potential playoff berth on the line, Enloe came from behind multiple times to defeat Sanderson in overtime on Wednesday night, 72-67.

Both teams started out aggressive in the first quarter, each team making runs in the quarter, forcing seven lead changes and three ties in the opening period. Sanderson led 18-16 going into the second quarter though after a Parker Fennema bucket with 16 seconds left.

The Spartans made a run in the second quarter, leading by as many as 11 points in the quarter. 

Sanderson outscored Enloe 18-13 in the second quarter to take a 36-29 lead into halftime.

Enloe started the climb back in the third quarter. A basket and the and-one free throw from Dominique Lee with 2:30 left in the third period cut the Sanderson lead to 46-43, then Shawn McGee scored a basket to cut the Spartan lead to one with 1:36 left.

As time was expiring, Sanderson led 50-45, but Lee hit a 3-pointer at the end of the quarter to cut Sanderson's lead to two points going into the final quarter.

Enloe's run was underway.

The Eagles tied the game at 50-50 with 6:43 left in the fourth quarter off a dunk from Lee. A split pair of free throws from Lee put Enloe on top, 51-50, with 6:02 left in the game, giving the Eagles their first lead of the game since the 0:53 mark of the first quarter when it was 16-13.

Both teams exchanged baskets for much of the fourth quarter. With the game tied at 57-57 with 0:49 left, Lee went to the free throw line to shoot a one-and-one. Lee split the free throws, but Enloe had a 58-57 lead.

On the opposite end of the floor, Reggie Traywick drove the basket but was met by Antonio Watson for the charge, giving the ball back to Enloe.

The Spartans fouled Pervis Louder with 0:20 left. Louder split a the two free throws, giving Enloe a 59-57 lead.

But Enloe bailed Sanderson out. Lee fouled Fennema with 0:11 left and the junior knocked down two free throws to tie the game at 59-59 to force overtime.

Enloe took the first lead in overtime with a basket from McGee, but a 3-pointer from Traywick and a short basket from Trey Santos gave Sanderson a 64-61 advantage with 2:27 left.

The Eagles were not phased though. Louder and Lee scored two back-to-back buckets to put Enloe back on top by one with 1:17 left, then after Sanderson hit 3-of-6 free throws in a 25 second period, Lee drilled a 3-pointer to give Enloe a 68-67 lead with 0:20 left.

Lee added two free throws with 0:05 left to put Enloe up 70-67. On the ensuing inbounds pass, McGee stole the ball from the Spartans and Louder dunked it to ice the game.

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