TYLER — The Sulphur Springs Wildcats saw the All Saints Trojans rally late to take a 67-60 win in overtime here Friday in non-district boys basketball action.
All Saints came-from-behind late to hit the tying basket in the final seconds of overtime.
In the extra stanza, the Trojans played like the home team and outscored the visitors 9-2 to claim the 67-60 win.
Sulphur Springs was in trouble early in the game, falling behind 15-4 in the first frame.
"We came out sluggish, we had a poor start to the game. But we came back and played much better in the second and third period," said Jeremy Josey, Sulphur Springs head boys basketball coach. "We just shot ourselves in the foot late in the game. We had a chance to win it. We were up two late in the game and it slipped away. Some of it is learning to win, changing our culture. We have to learn that you make your own luck. Knowing that we can win, we just have to finish. We took some bad shots we did not have to take late in the game."
Freshman Cain Cody led the scoring with 19 and Isaiah Lacy added 11 points and 12 assists for a double-double.
"Cody had a good game and Lacy had lots of assists," Josey said. "Lacy did what we need from a point guard. He passed the ball well and had a good game.”
“We did a good job on All Saints most of the game. They are a very good team, they have good players. They were just in the finals at the Wagstaff Tournament. They have played well against good teams," Josey added.
The Trojans had four players in double figures in the win. Brice Borgeson had 19, Luke Lee 15, Jaired Maddox added 13 and Aston Francis scored 10 points.
“All Saints is a good team, once they got the momentum at the end of the fourth period, they carried it into the overtime,” Josey said. “We kind of folded late in the game. It was a let down because we controlled most of the game after we overcame the slow start.”
Josey continued, “A big key was not making free throws. We had chances, we just did not step up and make the shots. We have to knock those shots down. That allowed All Saints to stay close and send the game to overtime.”
The coach said the team now can focus on the start of district.
“From day one we have talked about district. Our goal is to win district, we discussed this when the football players came over and started practice. The All Saints game was our last tuneup and we could have played better. But I feel like we are ready for district,” Josey said. “We have some people are playing well and accepting their roles. We are working on getting balanced scoring. This is still a learning process for many of the players.”
All Saints 67, Sulphur Springs 60
Sulphur Springs 4 17 22 15 2 -60
All Saints 15 12 12 19 9 - 67
Sulphur Springs — Isaiah Lacy, 11; Reid Burns, 6; Derick Ingram, 6; Connor Cooper, 7; Austin Buck, 7; Tredarian Ross, 4; Cain Cody, 19.
All Saints — Aston Francis, 10; Ruben DeLong, 2; Luke Lee, 15; Spencer Ball, 8; Jaired Maddox, 13; Brice Borgeson, 19.
Three point guals — SS: Ingram, Buck. AS: Francis, Ball.
Records — All Saints 13-8, Sulphur Springs 6-17.
NEXT UP — Sulphur Springs at Mount Pleasant, Friday, Jan. 11, JV and V, first game at 5:30 p.m.
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