HARLEM — With 10 seconds left in overtime, Harlem’s Reggie Reid stole the ball and swooped in for a dunk to put the finishing touches on the Bulldogs’ 67-58 overtime win over Greenbrier on Friday night.
While he had plenty of help, Reid scored the game-tying basket with 43 seconds to play and scored the Bulldogs’ first four points in overtime while finishing with a game-high 26 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
“The key was our defensive intensity and getting key rebounds in overtime, especially with four guards on the floor,” Harlem coach Kim Chambers said. “We also did a good job of maintaining our cool when we got down.”
The Bulldogs (4-2) started the game in a 7-0 hole but took a 26-25 lead at halftime, and were seemingly in control leading 50-41 with just under five minutes to play. But the Wolfpack (1-4) fought back and took a 55-53 lead with 1:19 to go on a Kayshawn Marshall layup.
Reid answered with a coast-to-coast layup with 43 seconds left, and the Wolfpack held the ball for a final shot, but didn’t get a clean look and Reid grabbed the rebound.
The Bulldogs made their living off the free-throw line, converting 27 of 35 attempts. Dylan Farmer hit 10 of 14 and finished with 16 points.
Conversely, the Wolfpack converted just 12 of 27.
Marshall led Greenbrier with 15 points. Chris Brown added 14 points with three 3-pointers.
Starting the third period, Torien Beard took control, scoring Harlem’s first 10 points as it built a 36-29 lead. He finished with 16 points.
In the night’s fist contest, the Lady Wolfpack took care of the Lady Bulldogs 58-13.
Greenbrier (5-1) trailed 5-4, then Jennifer McMahan went to work. Spotting up in the same place the next three trips down the court, McMahan swished 3-pointers each time as the Lady Wolfpack took a 13-5 lead and never looked back.
McMahan finished with 17 points while Morgan Taylor added 11.