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Panthers Fall in Double OT

February 21, 2013
Augusta Independent Schools

On Tuesday night the Augusta Panthers were at home to face the Rowan County Vikings from the 16th region.  This game would be one of the more exciting games for Augusta this season.  It would start out as a back and forth game as the teams traded baskets with Augusta leading 17-16 after 1 quarter.  In the 2nd quarter it remained just as close.  In fact, it would be tied 38-38 at the break.  The Panthers broke away in the 3rd quarter with their biggest lead of the game of 67-60 going into the 4th quarter.  But that lead was short lived as the Vikings stormed back into the game in the 4th quarter.  Augusta had opportunities to win the game late in the quarter with multiple free throw chances but they could not convert and we went to overtime tied at 83-83.  In the first overtime, it was a track meet as the two squads combined for 34 points.  The Panthers once again could have put the game away but were unable to make enough free throws and Rowan County's Jalen Stone hit a three pointer from half court just before the buzzer to send the game into a second overtime.  The Vikings pulled away late in this one going up by six and that turned out to be a big enough lead to do in the Panthers.  The Vikings won the game, 113-110.  Augusta fell to 18-10.  Brent Bach led all scorers with 38 points.  Joining Bach in double figures were Tanner Kelsch with 24, Connor Maddox with a career high 19, 12 for Cody Staggs and 11 for Camryn Snapp.     

The team played the game without head coach Jason Hinson, who spent the day, with his wife, in Maysville awaiting the birth of Kallahan Yates Hinson, who finally made his arrival just a couple hours or so after the Panthers game had ended.  Congratulations to the Hinson family.

Scoring vs. Rowan County:  Bach 38, Kelsch 24, Maddox 19, Staggs 12, Snapp 11, Crawford 6

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