Lebanon Reporter

Local Sports

January 7, 2014

Godby's runner gives Lebanon overtime win

The Lebanon Tigers boys basketball team has had their fair share of close losses.

Saturday, against Crispus Attucks, the Tigers got a close victory. Sam Godby's runner with 1.5 seconds left in overtime gave Lebanon the 62-60 win at Memory Hall.

"I think it is a good win for us," Lebanon head coach Albert Hendrix said. "Couple weeks ago at Danville we hit a big shot to force overtime, then it went to double overtime and we couldn't get over the hump, but we played a great game. Against Brebeuf last night we battled and battled against the fourth-ranked team in the state and had it close with a minute to go but couldn't get it done. Tonight was a good night because our kids got rewarded for their hard work."

Lebanon led by one heading into the fourth quarter in the back-and-forth game.

After Attucks took a 47-46 lead with 4:40 to go, Godby hit two free throws to put the Tigers up one with 3:47 to play.

The lead changed hands two more times in the final minutes, and when Godby split two free throws with 9.5 seconds left to give Lebanon a 52-50 lead.

Attucks was able to come down the court and force overtime when Darrell Hutchison made a lay-up with one second left.

Hendricks said his team had to regroup after having the score tied late.

"It was the opposite of the Danville game," Hendrix said. "In that game we hit the shot, but they regrouped and turned the table on us, and I felt like we did that tonight and without Nick Starkey, who picked up his fifth foul late. We had three freshmen on the floor and I thought the guys played hard. It was a good team win. We handled their pressure and kept it at the pace of game we wanted."

For more of this story, read Tuesday's Lebanon Reporter.

Text Only
Local Sports

Featured items
Click below to browse and order photos

Photos from June 2014

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide