3 THE HARD WAY
February 16, 2012By DeMarco King of Justin F Kimball High School
SPRAGUE- After South Oak Cliff wins the tip and scores the first points of the game, Junior Foward hits a NBA range 3 pointer to give Kimball the lead as he throws up a soliders salute to the crowd. Then Senior Guard, Shannon Lilly hits a three pointer after SOC hit their three pointer making the game 6-5. Both had 5 points a piece in the first four minutes of the game. This was one intense basketball game. Before the game, " Lilly said "I feel that we can pull this one out". Senior David Tucker said "We lost by three the last game because of minor things. We have two key factors back". Which he was talking about Sophmores D'Angelo Allen and Trent Brinkley.
Frazier lead all players with 31 points. Frazier was involved at the start of every quarter rather it was scoring or assists. Liily was having an off night behind the arc along with the other Knights. In the fourth quarter, Jordan Adams caused a SOC turnover and then Frazier came down to hit a three pointer to pull the game into one in the fourth quarter. SOC's player goes to the line for an one and one and misses it, Frazier gets the rebound and goes the full court and gives Kimball its first lead since the first quarter. Darion Hancock got a late whistle fouled called on him after he blocked a shot. The player hit both free throws and put the Bears up by three, 74-71. With the score 76-74, SOC turns the ball over with a travel call. Coach"Snoop" Johnson calls his last timeout with 18 seconds left. With SOC having fouls to give, they fouled Frazier with 6 seconds left. Frazier had a chance to tie the game when he was fouled on a three point attempt makin only 1-3. The Knights will play in the Showcase game on Saturday against Arlington Grace Prep and then play in the first round against Hillcrest who's ranked No.11 in the State. A rematch from the Dallas ISD Championship game with Kimball winning by 3 in December.