The Madera South Stallion boys found themselves in a nine-point hole at halftime of a basketball game where every possession mattered and were able to pull out a 35-34 overtime victory over the San Joaquin Memorial-Fresno Panthers.
The Stallions outscored the Panthers 10-2 in the fourth quarter to tie the game and then pulled ahead in overtime and held off two late Panther chances for the Stallions’ first boys basketball County/Metro Athletic Conference win Wednesday night.
“I thought that was the key, was to be aggressive,” head coach Jody Sharp said. “We were too passive in the first half and they were more aggressive and went to the free throw line. Hence, the second quarter was where they scored most of their points.”
The Panthers scored eight of their 10 second-quarter points from the free throw line. The Panthers went 14 of 16 from the free throw line for the game. They missed one of nine free throws in the first half. However, the Panthers took just six free throws in the second half...