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Boggs’ buzzer beater lifts Pointers over Lions

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

SOUTH POINT — It was B.B. with a b.b.

South Point’s Brandon Boggs made a buzzer beater as his layup rolled around and into the cylinder as the horn sounded to give the South Point Pointers a 67-65 win over the Boyd County Lions on Saturday.

With the defense fixed on short-shooter Brandon Barnes, point guard John Johnson found Boggs open under the basket and threw a pass to his teammate to hit the game-winning shot.

South Point had built a double-digit lead going into the fourth quarter, but Johnson and Barnes both sat down temporarily with injuries as the Lions began a comeback.

“We’ve played really well defensively the last three games and we played well tonight,” said Pointers’ coach Chris Barnes.

“We just had a bad stretch in the fourth quarter with some personnel match-ups. But credit our guys. They hung in there and won. That’s a good win against a good team.”

Barnes scored 20 points, Johnson had 14, Marquise Foley scored 13 including a clutch 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, and Eli Ketron added 10 points for the Pointers (9-6).

Conner Gauze had 17 points to lead Boyd County (11-11). Leading scorers Tristian Burgess and Grayson Griffith were held to a combined 17 points including 11 by Burgess. Bobby Anderson added 10 points.

“Audric Harlow and Brandon did a real good job defensively on their two main offensive players,” said coach Barnes. “But everyone we had contributed in a big way. It was a good team win.”

Barnes scored eight points in the first quarter as South Point took a 15-14 lead.

The Pointers stretch the lead to 34-26 at the half and led 51-37 after three quarters.

The Lions scored 28 points in the fourth quarter before Boggs hit his game-winning shot.

Boyd County 14 12 11 28 = 65

South Point 15 19 17 16 = 67

BOYD COUNTY (11-11): Jonah Black 2 0 2-4 6, Tristian Burgess 1 2 3-3 11, Reid Rowsey 0 1 0-0 3, Bobby Anderson 1 2 2-2 10, Clayton Meade 3 0 2-2 8, Grayson Griffith 2 0 2-2 6, Marcus Mullen 1 0 0-0 2, Hunter Preece 1 0 0-0 2, Conner Gauze 7 0 3-4 17. Totals: 18 5 14-17 65. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: Griffith, Black.

SOUTH POINT (9-6): John Johnson 4 2 0-1 14, Audric Harlow 3 0 0-0 6, Brandon Barnes 4 3 3-5 20, Marquise Foley 3 2 1-3 13, Eli Ketron 4 0 2-2 10, Brady Rickard 0 0 0-0 0, Brandon Boggs 2 0 0-0 4. Totals: 20 7 6-11 67. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.