BOYS BASKETBALL WINS OT THRILLER
The Boys Basketball team started area play with an exciting game that went into
overtime. The Huskies prevailed over Gadsden City 68-64. With the win, Hewitt improved
to 7-2 overall on the year and 1-0 in 7A Area 7. Coach Marcus Thomas' team trailed for
much of the game. The Titans led 33-31 at halftime. The second half was back-and-forth
with each team making big shots.
With the score tied at 60 late in regulation, Gadsden City had a chance to win it. The
Husky defense stood strong and sent the game into overtime. Gadsden City again had a
two point lead in overtime when TJ Alexander scored and was fouled. He made the free
throw to give the Huskies the lead for good. With seven seconds left Hewitt had the ball up
by two. Damon Harper caught the inbounds pass, raced down the floor, and made the
layup to give the team a four point lead.
Coach Thomas said, "It is always a hard fought game when you play Gadsden. They are a
top 10 team. I am really pleased with how these guys continue to push through adversity
and stay in the moment. It was a great win for the Huskies. Everyone did their part and
stepped up to the plate."
Hewitt will host Grissom on Friday as area play continues. Tip-off is scheduled for