The Gordon Lee Trojans were down by eight points after three quarters on Tuesday night, rallied to send the game to overtime, but ultimately came up two points short in a 77-75 thriller against visiting Mount Zion.
The game was a tight one in the first half as the visiting Eagles got a long 3-pointer just before the horn to take a 35-34 lead into the locker room and they would extend their advantage to 54-46 after the third period.
But Gordon Lee (5-18, 1-12) would connect on four 3-pointers in the final stanza, including two by Gavin McAlister. McAlister's final trey with 1:15 left to play in regulation would tie the game and the two teams would go into the extra session knotted at 66 apiece.
The Trojans would hold the Eagles to just one field goal in overtime. However, that basket was a 3-pointer and Mount Zion would tack on eight free throws in the extra session before holding on for the Region 6-A North victory.
Weston Beagles had a career night for Gordon Lee as he finished with 32 points. Logan Simerley finished with 14 points and McAlister chipped in with 11. Nine points from Will Carswell and two from Cayden Powell rounded out the scoring.
Gordon Lee girls 56, Mount Zion 31
The Lady Trojans trailed 3-1 after a dismal first quarter by both teams, but they would flip the switch and kept it on for the rest of the game. They outscored the Lady Eagles 17-4 in the second quarter before putting the game away by scoring 25 points over the final eight minutes.
Emma McGraw scored 15 points for Gordon Lee (8-15, 4-9). Gracie O'Neal had 11 and Addison Sturdivant finished with nine. Star Alexander added six points, followed by Emma Phillips with five. Sadie Gasaway and Skye Alexander had four points apiece, while Ashlyn Schmidt scored two to round things out.
Gordon Lee will be at home in the regular season finales against Christian Heritage on Friday night. The Lady Trojans will take the floor at 6 p.m.