The Griffin girls won their season-high third game in a row while the Griffin boys won their second straight contest. They both beat Lamar for the second time in three days, winning both games at The House last Saturday.
Griffin 61, Lamar County 53 - OT (girls): Red-hot Griffin Lady Bears point guard Shacoria Jones scored 23 points to lead Griffin to the 61-53 overtime win over the Lamar County Lady Trojans Tuesday evening.
The Lady Bears won their third straight game to reach .500 on the season at 5-5 overall while Lamar falls to 1-3.
Griffin had this game won in regulation, leading 47-44 with less than 5 seconds remaining. But the Lady Trojans showed some spunk, hitting a knockdown 3-pointer that swished through the net with 1.3 seconds left to treat the audience to free basketball.
Griffin pulled away in the overtime period, outscoring Lamar 14-6 to finally get the victory. Rounding out the scoring for the Lady Bears was Aurelia Mangham and Chelsea Prather with 10 points each and Xandria Hosely chipped in 9 points and 8 rebounds. Prather also added 8 rebounds and an assist for Griffin, which rolls right back to Lamar County for its Christmas Tournament Friday and Saturday, starting at 4 p.m. Friday.
Griffin 63, Lamar County 46 (boys): The Griffin Bears got great play from Rayshod Armstrong, Kelvin Waldon and Jaquez Parks Tuesday night, enabling them to get by Lamar County with a 63-46 road win.
Griffin improves to 7-3 overall while Lamar falls to 1-3.
It was a tight game, but Griffin led all the way. The Bears only led 27-24 at the half and led by a few points heading into the fourth quarter before pulling away with 5:00 left in the contest. Griffin travels right back to Lamar County for its Christmas Tournament Friday and Saturday.