Devils lose triple-overtime thriller to West Point

Ross McLaughlin - Posted on Jan 19, 2011 - 05:06 PM

Mathews High School fell to West Point last Wednesday in a triple-overtime basketball thriller, 90-87. After battling back and forth through regulation play, the Devils and host Pointers were tied at 66-66. The first overtime found the two teams knotted up at 76-76. Scoring was almost non-existent in the second overtime period, with the score 78-78. West Point finally pulled ahead in the third OT period, outscoring Mathews, 12-9.

The foul line was visited by many players. The Devils scored 19 points out of 34 trips to the line. West Point, meanwhile, scored 22 of 34 from the foul line.

Leading the way for Mathews was C.J. Kelly with an impressive 29 points. He was helped out by Chris Foster who scored 13 points. Deondre Foster ended the night with 12 points. Chase Kemp scored 10 points. Michael Cunningham scored nine points. Ross McLaughlin and Carter Vrooman scored six apiece. Deon Blake added two points.