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Conway catches Cabot

7A-BOYS

CONWAY 44, CABOT 42

CONWAY (44)

Milton 5 6-8 16, London 2 1-2 5, Williams 2 1-2 7, Ashby 0 1-2 1, Lowe 1 0-0 3, Bradshaw 1 5-8 7, Clardy 1 1-2 5. Totals 13 15-24 44.

CABOT (42)

Vance 0 3-6 3, Muse 0 2-2 2, Weir 0 3-4 3, L. Vaught 2 2-2 7, Hudson 4 1-3 9, Brown 2 1-2 7, Allgood 4 3-4 11. Totals 12 15-23 42.

Conway (15-8);6 10 11 17 — 44

Cabot (15-9);12 12 8 10 — 42

Three-point goals — Conway 3 (Williams 2, Lowe 1); Cabot 3 (Brown 2, Knight 1). Total fouls — Conway 19, Cabot 19. Fouled out — Allgood, Weir.

CABOT -- Junior forward Terry Clardy took advantage of a Conway steal to drive for the winning basket with 16.1 seconds left, giving the Wampus Cats a 44-42 victory over Cabot on Friday at Panther Arena.

The Panthers (15-9, 3-6 7A-Central) had control of the game in the first half, but Clardy's basket allowed the Wampus Cats (15-8, 6-3) to take advantage of a 17-10 spread in the fourth quarter.

After falling behind at the half, Conway Coach Brian "Salty" Longing said some changes were needed.

"It was a pretty ugly game, but we figured out a way down the stretch to make a play or two and come away with the victory," Longing said. "We did a better job of attacking in the second half. We had to be patient. We're not going to get anything easy from them.

"We made a couple of shots, got some stops, and they missed a couple of free throws. We stole one and were pretty fortunate."

The Panthers began the final quarter with a 32-27 lead and increased it to 35-27 when Jacob Hudson converted a three-point play.

Conway's Christian Williams nailed a three-pointer, cutting the margin to 35-31. Noah Allgood added a free throw for Cabot, but Conway's Caleb London got a field goal when he put a rebound back in to make it a 36-33 Cabot lead.

A free throw and a field goal from Landon Vaught made it 39-34 with four minutes remaining. Seth Vance made three free thows to increase the Cabot edge to 42-36 with 2:08 left.

From that point it was all Conway. The Wampus Cats tied it at 42-42 with 49.3 seconds left.

Cabot took a timeout and tried to work the ball for the final shot, but the Conway defense forced a turnover.

Clardy took the ball down the floor for a short two-pointer with 16.1 left. Cabot's Jalen Brown put up a three-pointer just before the buzzer that banged off the backboard and the rim. Conway got the rebound and the victory.

Kylen Milton had a game-high 16 points for Conway while Allgood led Cabot with 11 despite fouling out with 3:38 remaining.

CONWAY (44)

Milton 5 6-8 16, London 2 1-2 5, Williams 2 1-2 7, Ashby 0 1-2 1, Lowe 1 0-0 3, Bradshaw 1 5-8 7, Clardy 1 1-2 5. Totals 13 15-24 44.

CABOT (42)

Vance 0 3-6 3, Muse 0 2-2 2, Weir 0 3-4 3, L. Vaught 2 2-2 7, Hudson 4 1-3 9, Brown 2 1-2 7, Allgood 4 3-4 11. Totals 12 15-23 42.

Conway (15-8);6 10 11 17 -- 44

Cabot (15-9);12 12 8 10 -- 42

Three-point goals -- Conway 3 (Williams 2, Lowe 1); Cabot 3 (Brown 2, Knight 1). Total fouls -- Conway 19, Cabot 19. Fouled out -- Allgood, Weir.

Sports on 02/10/2018

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