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Stallions drop close game to Chowchilla

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webmaster | 12/07/13

When the Madera South boys basketball team faced Chowchilla in a battle of Madera County schools, it was a clutch 3-pointer by Redskin guard Lorenzo Cuevas with 2:24 left in the fourth quarter that turned out to be the difference in the game.

After Cuevas nailed the eventual game-winning 3-pointer that gave the Redskins a five-point lead, the Stallions missed three shots from behind the arc in the final minute of the fourth quarter that would have tied the game in Thursday night’s 48-44 loss in the Madera South Classic.

Those missed shots occurred after the Stallions (0-3) got key breaks in the game to retain possession of the ball.

“We shouldn’t have been looking to shoot a 3-pointer,” Madera South head coach Jody Sharp said. “We should have been looking to get a two with the time left but my kids sometimes don’t understand time-and-score situations when they see the clock. So what they basically do is react thinking they have to make 3’s.” ...


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