MISSOURI CITY (VYPE Sports) – Elkins beat back a strong challenge Friday night at Hopson Fieldhouse, overcoming the Ridge Point Panthers 68-62 in overtime to improve to 5-0 in District 20-6A boys basketball.
The Knights scored the first nine points of the extra period to quickly drain all the drama away from a riveting, back-and-forth game, played in front of an enthusiastic capacity crowd. Jacolbi Harris and Tyler Callegari’s baskets, a three-point play by Ja’marcus Bell and a pair of Collin Warren free throws elevated the Elkins advantage to 67-58. The Knights held on to stay one game ahead of the 4-1 Travis Tigers, who beat Clements 73-36.
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Ridge Point and Bush, which beat Dulles 46-40, are tied for third place at 3-2.
Elkins led the Panthers 27-25 at halftime and the game was tied 42-all after three quarters, Yet, as close as the game had been, it looked like the Knights had vanquished the Panthers when slam-dunks by Warren and Texas Longhorns’ commit Donovan Williams extended the lead to 58-53 with 1:10 remaining.
Then, Ridge Point’s Derwin Brown scored and was fouled, hit the free throw, and scored again after a steal and the game was tied, 58-58. Both teams had possessions in the final 20 seconds, but couldn’t score.
Elkins hosts Dulles Tuesday and Ridge Point hosts Clements. The Austin Bulldogs travel to Bush and Travis meets Kempner.
In the opener of Friday’s Hopson doubleheader, the Ridge Point girls improved to 7-0 in District 20-6A with a 65-48 win over Elkins.