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Enterprise boys slip past Stringer in tournament

By By Ryan Satcher/staff writer
Jan. 5, 2002
Enterprise used a steal and basket from Anthony Johnson in the last seconds of the game to slip past Stringer 67-66 at the Enterprise Invitational Tournament on Friday night basketball action.
The Bulldogs led for most of the game, but trailed 66-65 in the final seconds of the game. Stringer got a defensive rebound underneath the basket but a trap by Enterprise produced a turnover and Johnson laid the ball up with three seconds left to give the Bulldogs the victory.
In earlier action, the Southeast girls beat Northeast 46-34, the Trojans beat Southeast 96-58 and the Enterprise girls fell to Stringer 53-52.
The Bulldogs got 11 points from Mitchell Burns in the first quarter and lead at the end of the first 19-17.
Don Moore came out in the second quarter and helped Enterprise build upon the lead. He scored seven of the first nine Bulldog points in the second quarter and Enterprise held the lead 39-34 by the end of the first half.
Stringer cut the lead to 53-51 at the end of the third quarter. The lead would remain at two points for most of the final quarter. Stringer tied the ballgame up with 3:18 left in the game when Derrick Cook hit a field goal.
Enterprise took back the lead at 63-61 with 1:22 left in the fourth.
Then Rodney McDonald hit a three-pointer with 1:07 left to give Stringer the lead for the first time since early in the first quarter.
Enterprise got the lead back when Cory Boggan hit two free throws.
Then with 24 seconds left in the game, Cook once again gave Stringer the lead.
Johnson got the steal and basket to give Enterprise the lead for good.
Stringer's desperation shot at the end missed and the Bulldogs pulled off the exciting win.
Boggan scored 19 points while Burns added 17 for Enterprise. The win makes the host 8-9 on the year.
McDonald led all scorers with 28 points for Stringer and Cook ended up with 12 on the night.
Stringer girls 53
Enterprise 52
After trailing 33-14 at the half, the Lady Bulldogs came storming back but fell just a little bit short as they lost by a point to Stringer 53-52.
Enterprise trailed by 22 with 5:17 left in the third quarter, but was far from out of the game.
It outscored Stringer 10-2 to finish out the quarter and trailed 40-26.
The Lady Bulldogs went on a 12-2 run to begin the fourth quarter using good pressure defense.
Stringer came back with a 7-2 run to make the lead ten with 2:40 left to play.
Enterprise cut the lead to two at 51-49 when Teela McBride made two free throws with 32 seconds left. After Stringer got one free throw from Jessica Clark, McBride went to the line to shoot two again.
She made the first one to cut the lead to two points.
The second one was off but Kasey Jimmerson got the offensive rebound and her putback tied the game up at 52.
The Lady Bulldogs fouled April Taylor with 12 seconds left in the game.
Taylor missed her first free throw but the second one bounced around the rim and fell to give Stringer the lead again.
Enterprise got a few shots in the last seconds but none of them would go down and the comeback for the Lady Bulldogs fell just short.
Aphaka Moore scored 25 points for Stringer and Taylor added 14.
McBride and Jimmerson led Enterprise with 19 points each.
Southeast girls 46
Northeast 34
Southeast got 18 points from Leslie Ruffin and held on to beat the Lady Trojans 46-34.
Southeast led 22-11 at the half, but Northeast outscored the Lady Tigers to cut the lead to 33-27 at the end of the third quarter.
Northeast got a close as three with 5:40 left in the game before Southeast outscored the Lady Trojans 11-2.
Ruffin scored nine in the last quarter, mostly from the free throw line, to lead Southeast to victory. The win makes the Lady Tigers 16-3 on the year.
Quinn Jackson scored 15 to lead the Lady Trojans in the loss and Shaquita Bell added eight points. Northeast drops to 10-10 on the year.
Northeast boys 96
Southeast 58
Northeast scored 26 points in both the first and third quarters and went to an easy victory over Southeast 96-58.
Northeast used a press to speed the tempo of the game and took advantage of Southeast's mistakes to take a 54-28 halftime lead.
Southeast came out and scored 21 points in the third quarter but could not make any kind of a comeback.
Southeast went on a 10-2 run late in the third quarter to make the game 80-49 at the end of the quarter.
Northeast was too strong and added 16 points in the fourth quarter to top 90 points and win the game 96-58.
Northeast got 17 points from Kaloni White and 15 from Jamaal Martin.
The win makes the Trojans 14-3 on the season.
Ben Reed scored 20 points for the Tigers in the loss and LaPatrick Carlisle added 16. Southeast drops to 3-14 on the year.

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