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February 6, 2013

Garrett surges past Allegany in overtime

MCHENRY — Matt Gibson scored 20 points and Guila Panzo had eight points, seven rebounds and a school record 10 blocked shots as Garrett rallied to beat Allegany in overtime, 76-68, in Maryland JUCO men’s basketball Wednesday evening.

Din Moore added 15 points, Antonio Butler had 12 points and seven assists and D.J. Ritchie 12 points, including five in overtime, for the Lakers (12-10, 6-9 JUCO), who stormed back from a 16-point second-half deficit, lost a four-point lead in the final seconds of regulation, then outscored Allegany (8-17, 5-8) 11-3 in the overtime.

Ricky Mosley had 19 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, Larry Terry 17 points and Davon Williams 10 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks for the Trojans. Richie Mann had six points and four assists.

Allegany trailed 65-61 with 16 seconds left, and 65-63 in the closing seconds when, after a missed free throw, Mosley pushed the ball upcourt and to the basket, where a tip-in by Williams with a second left tied it and forced overtime.

In the overtime, Gibson, Moore and Ritchie hit three-point shots to help the Lakers pull away. The Trojans’ only points in the overtime came on three foul shots.

“It was a good win for us, and we showed a lot of heart coming back,’’ said Garrett coach Dennis Gibson. “We went with some fullcourt pressure, got some turnovers, and I think got them out of their rhythm a little.”

Garrett trailed 46-30 with 13:34 to play.

“I don’t think there’s a better penetrator in the league than Antonio Butler, and when he started penetrating the lane hard and kicking it out, our guys got some open looks, gained their confidence and started knocking their down their shots, including some big three-pointers.”

Matt Gibson had 18 of his 20 points after halftime to lead the comeback.

The game featured 17 three-point goals. Garrett had 10, with Gibson getting four and Moore 3. Allegany hit seven, with Terry leading the way with four.

Garrett will host Lord Fairfax on Friday at 6 p.m., and plays at Westmoreland on Saturday. Allegany ends its regular season Saturday, at home, against Hagerstown at 7 p.m.

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