Graceville varsity takes win from Sneads in overtimeWritten by Shelia Mader
Last Friday night, the Graceville Tigers made the trip across the county to take on their rival, the Sneads Pirates. After four quarters, the teams were knotted at 34, forcing overtime play. Both teams battled hard in the fifth period but it was the Tigers picking up five points to Sneads’ three points and taking the 39-37 win.
Sneads took the first period by an ever so slim 7-6. Joell Green led Graceville with four points. Xavian Sorey had a basket of his own. For the Pirates, Trevor Garrett had a shot from downtown. Chris McCollough and Jackson Milsapp had a bucket each.
In the second quarter, Sneads outscored the Tigers 11-7 to give Sneads an 18-13 lead at the half. For Graceville, Cyprian James had a bucket and went one-for-two from the line. Joell Green and Xavian Sorey had a basket each. Sneads’ Chase Harrell had a shot from three-point range. Trent Smith, Chris McCollough, Trevor Garrett, and Xavier White had two points each.
Graceville posted 10 third-period points and held the Pirates to just two, flip flopping the lead in their favor. Leading the Tigers with five points was Cyprian James. Curtis Miley and Deshon Pollock each had a basket. Scoring the only basket for Sneads was Chase Harrell. After three quarters of play, Graceville had a 23-20 lead.
Sneads battled back and won the fourth quarter 14-11 forcing an overtime period. Joell Green led the Tigers with four points. Cyprian James had three, including a basket. Andre Brown and Deshon Pollock each had a bucket. For Sneads, Trent Smith led his team with five points. Chris McCollough had four points including going two-for-two from the charity stripe. Xavier White had a shot from downtown. River Clark was on board with a basket.
Graceville took the overtime period 5-3. For the Tigers, Joell Green and Cyprian James each scored a basket. Chris McCollough nailed a three for Sneads.
Leading Graceville on the night with 13 points on the night was Cyprian James. Right behind him with 12 points was Joell Green. On board with four points each were Andre Brown, Xavian Sorey and Deshon Pollock.
For Sneads, Chris McCollough led his team with 11 points on the night. Trent Smith added seven points to his stats. Checking in with five points each were Chase Harrell, Trevor Garrett and Xavier White.