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Josey sneaks past Thomson

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THOMSON — There was nothing unusual with how this one went: another Region 3-AAA game, another close finish.

Josey's Kyle Doyle shoots between a host of Thomson defenders. Doyle had 19 points.  SARA CALDWELL/STAFF
SARA CALDWELL/STAFF
Josey's Kyle Doyle shoots between a host of Thomson defenders. Doyle had 19 points.

TEAM PAGE: Josey Eagles

TEAM PAGE: Thomson Bulldogs

Kyle Doyle hit a free throw with about six seconds left and then a Thomson turnover followed as the Josey boys basketball team won, 58-57, on Friday night.

“They just put in the hard work,” Eagles coach Jabari Levi said. “It was a total team effort.”

Trailing by six points entering the fourth quarter, Josey won with frequent trips to the line and big stops on defense, including important blocks from Robert Askew, who also scored late after pass from Doyle and finished with 15 points.

Josey (15-8, 6-3 subregion) first pulled even with a Darius Williams 3-pointer. He had seven of his 15 points in the final quarter.

Earlier, the Bulldogs led by as many as 11, with John Atkins controlling the inside in stretches. Atkins scored a team-best 16 points.

Ronkeem Sallywhite, who scored all nine points at the foul line, helped Thomson (18-4, 6-3) tie the game at 57 with two free throws.

However, Doyle grabbed an offensive rebound that led to a trip to the line and also forced a turnover.

“I love my guys,” Levi said. “That’s all I can say.”

In the girls game, Brittany Reid scored in the final moments to complete Thomson 48-47 rally.

With Thomson down 10 at the start of the fourth quarter, the Lady Bulldogs (13-8, 6-3) methodically came back, inching closer as Josey turnovers assisted their cause.

Alesheia Johnson scored twice on drives, with her second cutting the deficit to three points at 45-42.

Reid then took over, first scoring after an offensive rebound and later making a free throw.

After the Lady Eagles’ Shaniqua Sullivan missed two free throws – Sullivan was unstoppable most of the game with 24 points – Thomson had one more chance against Josey (9-12, 5-4).

Reid caught the inbounds pass and went to the hoop, where she got in close and put in the game-winning bucket.

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