Edison takes OT win from shorthanded BTW
BY MICHAEL KNIGHT World Correspondent
Saturday, February 02, 2013
2/02/13 at 5:52 AM
Edison survived an overtime classic on the road against Booker T. Washington on Friday, winning 54-52.
After trailing for the entire game, the Hornets took the lead early in the fourth quarter and the two teams traded punches down the stretch.
Booker T. Washington, playing without Georgia signee Juwan Parker, who was out sick, took a 47-46 lead with 12 seconds remaining after neither team could score for more than two minutes.
On the next Edison possession, the Eagles lost control of the ball and Hollis Mitchell came up with the loose ball and called timeout. However, the Hornets were out of timeouts.
"We got lucky," said Edison head coach Michael Parrish. "They made a mistake calling a timeout and giving us a technical and the chance to stay in the game."
After some confusion on the technical foul call, Darius Speaks hit one of two free throws to tie the game at 47.
Booker T. Washington (9-7) jumped out to a 52-47 lead to start the extra period but was held scoreless after that.
Edison slowly but surely marched back. With 11 seconds left, Booker T. Washington's Myles Clark missed two free throws with his team up one.
Senior Anthony Williams put Edison (13-6) up for good when he hit a 3-pointer with four seconds remaining.
"He's hit some big shots, he's made some big plays for us this year," Parrish said. "I had no problems with him taking the shot."
Edison's Don Simmons, who fouled out late in the fourth quarter, led all scorers with 18. Kevin Sims was the only Hornet in double figures with 17.
Booker T. Washington 58, Edison 35 (Girls): The Booker T. Washington girls ran away from Edison, completing the season sweep of the Eagles.
Edison held a 15-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and was outscored 50-20 in the final three quarters.
Edison (13-5) was up 25-24 at halftime but went ice cold from the field in the second half. The Eagles managed only 10 second-half points while Booker T. Washington poured in 34.
Leading the charge for Booker T. Washington (16-2) was senior Kaylan Mayberry, who had a game-high 17 points.
Shayla Dobbins led Edison with 12 points.
Edison 54, B.T. Washington 52 (OT) (boys)
Edison (13-6): Simmons 18, B. Speaks 13, Primer 8, Williams 8, D. Speaks 5, Harvey 2
B.T. Washington (9-7): Sims 17, Mitchell 9, Clark 8, Grundy 8, Tease 7, Miller 2, Muse 1
B.T. Washington 58, Edison 35 (girls)
B.T. Washington (16-2): Mayberry 17, Block 12, S. Cooks 7, Alexander 6, Williams 5, T. Cooks 4, Carr 3, Thomas 2, Ellis 2,
Edison (13-5): Dobbins 12, Finch 8, Mays 5, Roberts 5, Green 2, Hurd 2, Marks 2