LIONS STUN BREWBAKER TECH,90-86
January 15, 2014By Jimmy White of Prattville High School
KINGSTON DAVIS LEAD LIONS TO WIN OVER NUMBER 10 RANKED RAMS
Prattville’s boys’ basketball team won a thrilling 90-86 victory over the Brewbaker Tech Rams Tuesday night, January 14 at Powell Gymnasium.
With the victory Prattville improved it's season record to 4-9. The Lions will face long time rival Stanhope Elmore Friday night January 17 at Powell Gymnasium with first tip at 4:30 with junior varsity game.
Prattville came out smoking in the first quarter jumping on the Rams with 9-0 run. Junior Ty Moore started the run on the opening tip draining a trey from downtown. A Ram turnover, and a Ram foul sent Kingston Davis to the charity stripe and he hit both for a 5-0 lead. Moore added another two pointer, while Andre McBride tossed in a two pointer under the nets for a 9-0 lead.
The talented Rams rallied back in the final six minutes to trim the lead to 17-14. Junior Steven Rogers started it with a trey, Joshua Griffin and Jalen Levitt added two points each before Kingston Davis broke the 7-0 run with a free throw.
Prattville played the Rams basket for basket in the second period to cling to a 39-34 lead at halftime.
Rogers proved to be a thorn for the Lions as he blistered the nets for 15 points, including hitting three treys from downtown.
As the third period began Rogers took the halftime toss in and zipped in a two pointer. The Rams followed with a steal by Levett and a layup to trim the lead to one point
From 5:56 of the third period to the close Prattville won, 23-17 to take a 62-55 lead as the final period began.
The final quarter had been the Lions’ Achilles Heel for the past three encounters. This time the Lions prevailed. Brandon Fisher gave the Lions an 11-point lead with a deuce and hitting two of three free throws for a 66-55 lead.
The lead see sawed back and forth from11 points to three points. With 3:07 remaining the Lions were up by 11 again.
Brewbaker Tech took a time out. Prattville coach Xavier Robinson told his team to expect one more run from the Rams, survive it and victory would be within reach.
The Rams did just that reeling off a 10-0 run with three steals on toss-ins that netted seven points. Prattville finally got a shot at its goal but it clanged off the iron with the Rams racing down court. Joshua Griffin hit a trey cutting the lead to 81-80 with 2:35 to play.
Griffin, who had been quite all night, hit another trey after Ty Moore hit a 2-pointer for the Lions. The Rams led 86-85 with 1:36 to play.
It was time for the defense to shine. Prattville went down court and freshman Josh Moore was fouled, he hit both to reclaim the lead, 87-86. The Rams’ Anthony Satterwhite was fouled, but apparently the pressure got to him, he missed both with Prattville grabbing the missed shot, but immediately turned it over with 42.8 seconds to play with the normally never miss Rogers’ 3-point attempt rattled off the iron. Kingston Davis grabbed the rebound with 16.6 seconds on the clock.
Davis was immediately fouled and calmly walked to the charity stripe and sank both shots for a 89-86 lead.
Rogers took another attempt at a long trey and it too bang off the glass with Brandon Fisher grabbing the rebound. He was fouled worth 3.2 seconds to play. Fisher hit the front hit, but missed the bottom, but it was too little too late for the Rams, Prattville won a thriller, 90-86.
Kingston Davis led the Lions with 22 points, including hitting 9-of-14 from the charity stripe. Brandon Fisher added 15 points with two treys and Ty Moore finished with 14 including hitting two treys.
Brewbaker’s Steven Rogers was high scorer with 47 points, which was 55% of the Rams total. He hit eight 3-pointers. Satterwhite ended the evening with 20 points.