Greenbrier beat Lakeside on Tuesday in an overtime thriller to earn its first Region 2-AAAA win in boys basketball.
In a mostly defensive game with five lead changes, the Wolfpack overcame a five-point deficit in the fourth period, tied the game at 43 and won, 47-43, in overtime.
Trailing 40-35 with two minutes to go in the fourth, Greenbrier’s Zach Woo hit a 3-pointer, his third of the night. Seconds later, Darius McAdoo made a layup on a fast break to tie the game.
Lakeside’s Chris Hall countered with a layup of his own with just 30 seconds remaining in regulation, and Tim Brown made a free throw with 14.8 seconds to play.
With fewer than 10 seconds on the clock, Greenbrier forward Connor Sigrist hauled in a full-court pass behind the 3-point line and sunk the basket to send the game into overtime.
The score remained tied for the first three minutes. Then, Wolfpack big man Thomas Brown sunk a basket on an offensive rebound, giving Greenbrier (7-8, 1-1) the lead for good. Delano Hulse capped the win on a layup after a turnover by Tim Brown, of Lakeside (9-8, 0-2).
“We’ve had some tough losses lately, including a tough region loss Friday, so I have been kind of hard on these guys,” Greenbrier coach Casey Heckathorn said after the game. “Tonight, I told them to stay loose and have some fun. I bet they’re having fun right now in the locker room.”
In the girls game, Lakeside took a 41-36 win, and Greenbrier failed to snap a four-game losing streak.
The Lady Panthers held an 11-point lead entering the final period. Of the 26 points scored in the sloppy fourth – 16 for Greenbrier and 10 for Lakeside – 14 came from the free-throw line.
With fewer than 40 seconds left to play, the Lady Wolfpack (3-12, 0-2) closed the gap to four points but couldn’t stay out of foul trouble, sending the Lady Panthers (9-7, 2-0) to the free-throw line three times.