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Henry County tops Dutchtown in OT
by Maurice Dixon
January 30, 2014 02:15 PM | 1988 views | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Katherine Frye<br>From left, Henry County’s Nick Bond (five points), Aaron Bryant and the Warhawks defeated Dutchtown 84-80 in overtime last Saturday.
Staff / Katherine Frye
From left, Henry County’s Nick Bond (five points), Aaron Bryant and the Warhawks defeated Dutchtown 84-80 in overtime last Saturday.
The Henry County Warhawks decided they weren’t going to lose in overtime again.

Quez Souder had 21 points and five steals and Damion Rosser added 17 points as the Warhawks rallied from a double-digit deficit in the second half to force overtime and escape with an 84-80 victory over Dutchtown last Saturday.

After Aundre Reid’s desperation heave from halfcourt rolled out as time expired in regulation, Rosser highlighted the decisive 8-0 run with a pair of layups and two free throws for a 79-71 advantage.

“Damion, who is my son, stepped up big time,” Henry County coach Vincent Rosser said. “That was big for a freshman. He got a chance to play a lot and stepped up big.”

But Joshua Richey would drain a pair of 3-pointers to highlight Dutchtown’s 9-2 response, trimming the score to 81-80 with 25 seconds left. Five seconds later, Souder would split a pair of foul shots to rebuild the lead to two.

Then, Isiah Oudem would turn the ball over and Souder sink a free throw with 8.9 seconds remaining for an 83-80 edge. Rosser would make a steal on the Bulldogs’ ensuing possession and nail a foul shot to cap the scoring.

“This was definitely a big one because we lost (against Peach County on Friday) in overtime,” Vincent Rosser said. “The guys stepped up and did a great job.”

Reid scored 40 points and made seven 3-pointers but was held scoreless in overtime.

“We went to a straight man deny on him,” Rosser said. “It was just a good job of denying him because we know he can score.”

Prior to this game, Reid dropped 36 points on Woodland and 34 on Stockbridge.

Payton Brown (six points) drilled a 3-pointer from the corner to tie the score at 71-71 with 22 seconds left in regulation. Henry County senior Jordan Adams finished with nine points, 11 rebounds and four blocks.

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