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South teams continue playoff search

By John Harden/sports editor

With the South Campus basketball playoffs only a couple weeks away, teams are continuing the fight for playoff position.

Fort Worth Lakers vs. Black

With 18 points, David Lyons helped Black to keep the Lakers at bay, winning 63-52.

In the absence of lead scorer Tory Woods, the Lakers’ Aquantis Davis tried to lift his team by scoring 14 points and dishing out six assists.

With only five players, the Lakers couldn’t substitute any of its players, and Black took advantage. Black increased the tempo of the game, and the Lakers began to tire.

At the end of the first half, Black led 41-31.

In the second half, the Lakers tried to claw their way back into the game, led by Davis’ hot shooting, but it was no use.

Black’s Robert Lewis and Patrick Wyatt assisted Lyons by scoring 12 and 10 points, respectively. Waquintence Kizzee, Black’s second-leading scorer, ended the game with 14 points.  

Fort Worth Celtics vs. Agents #2 

The Celtics, which faced a deficit the entire game, came back during the final seconds of regulation to force overtime but lost to the Agents, 55-51.

The Agents led most of the game, but the Celtics followed close behind. The Agents ended the first half ahead 21-15.

With less than a minute left in the second half, the Agents held only a one-point lead over the Celtics with the Agents having possession. After the inbound pass, Celtics’ Bennie Davis stole the ball with 30 seconds left on the clock, taking the ball down the court for the easy basket. With 23 seconds left in regulation, the Celtics gained their first lead of the game, 48-47.

Agents’ Larance Wynn, looking for the win, was fouled driving toward the basket and earned a trip to the line for two free-throw attempts. After missing his first free-throw attempt, Wynn managed to knock down the second and tied the game, 48-48.

Though the Celtics forced overtime, they failed to put up enough points to close the game.  The Agents mounted a 7-3 run in overtime, securing the win.

Agents’ Anthony Carter and Kendrick Speed had 16 and nine points, respectively. Celtics’ Bennie Davis led his team on offense with 13 points but went scoreless in overtime handing the game to the Agents.

Head Huntas vs. Agents #1 

In the third game, Head Huntas refused to let the Agents see any hopes of victory, winning 95-47.

The Agents recruited a new member to its team, Melvin Green, in hopes of turning around the team’s current 1-3 record.

Even though Green lived up to expectations and produced 27 points, the Huntas answered back with a tremendous game of their own.

Three Huntas scored 20 or more points. Lonnie Richardson and Jaquan Smith each had 28 points, and Lee Calton finished with 26.

The Agents, down 34-15 at the end of the first half, saw the deficit increase drastically as the Huntas appeared unstoppable.

Huntas pieced together a 61-16 run in the second to close the game.

With no one else on the Agents scoring more than 10 points, Green said his team still has a chance to turn things around with a bit more work.

“We have a good team,” Green said. “But today, the shots were just not falling. And when they don’t fall, we lose. If we had maybe one more decent player on the team, then we might be able to avoid a blowout like this.”

Poppers vs. Fort Worth Lakers

After just losing to Black, the Lakers looked to end the day with a win but instead added another loss to their record, losing to the Poppers 75-46.

The Poppers, who have been hot all season, dominated the Lakers in both halves.

With Lakers lead scorer Tory Woods absent, Aquantis Davis had to step up once more to carry the Lakers offensively. Davis had a total of 26 points and found help from David Lawson, who missed the first game but managed to score 15 points against the Poppers.

Struggling without Woods, the Lakers couldn’t slow down the Poppers’ offensive run. Poppers’ Jammal Brooks finished with 23 points, and Antonio Washington added 15.

With only a five-man roster and tired from their previous game, the Lakers could not match the Poppers’ explosive energy on both ends of the court.

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