Washington girls pull out another OT win

Published 10:08 pm Saturday, January 5, 2008

By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
GREENVILLE — It’s likely the Washington Pam Pack will spend a lot of time at the free throw line over the next few practices. The Pack shot a frigid 6 of 30 from the charity stripe in Friday’s 63-40 loss to J.H. Rose.
It wasn’t all bad news for Washington fans as the Pam Pack girls pulled out their second overtime win in as many games, taking a 53-47 victory.
J.H. Rose earned a 63-61 nod in the junior varsity boys game.
The Pack (7-2, 3-1), which has lost two straight, jumped out to an 11-9 lead in the first quarter thanks to a late basket by Jarees Griffin.
The Rampants (6-9, 3-1) took control with a 21-7 second quarter, taking a 12-point lead on a bucket by Adonte McCarter. He finished with 17 points.
Cool shooting, which included a handful of missed layups, and mounting foul trouble plagued the Pack.
Marcus McLawhorn, who scored a game-high 19 points, got to the basket easily in the third quarter to help give the Rampants a 43-25 advantage. The Pack also lost starting guard Dakuan Spencer in the third quarter when he went down hard to the ground after colliding with a defender in the paint. Spencer sat out the rest of the game.
Washington, which got a team-high 10 points from Daquan Daniels, never threatened in the fourth.
Girls win a thriller
Hayley Stowe buried 5 of 6 free throws in overtime and Sam Smith finished with 21 points and 18 rebounds in Washington’s 53-47 win.
Smith hit a pair of clutch free throws with 11 seconds left in regulation to force the overtime. She came up with some big rebounds, a steal and even drew a charge in the extra session.
The Pack (7-6, 2-2), which has won three straight, used a 7-0 run in the second half to build a nine-point lead. Davey Ann Burbage, Smith and Stowe (11 points) all had key baskets in the run. Rose (3-10, 2-2) countered with some long range shooting as Jasmine Bandy (12 points) knocked down a handful of 3-pointers.
The teams traded baskets in the fourth. Smith tied it with a layup at 39-39 and then hit her free throws in the waning seconds to force overtime.
Stowe calmly nailed her free throws in the extra session to keep Washington ahead for good.
Simpkins finished with 10 points for Washington.
Brittany Thomas paced Rose with 13 points.
The Pack returns to action Tuesday at home against New Bern. It’s Washington’s only home game in January.
Washington 11 7 7 15 — 40
J.H. Rose 9 21 13 20 — 63
Daquan Daniels 10, Griffin 6, Rouse 5, Cox 5, Mallison 4, L. Godley 4, M. Godley 2, Modlin 2, Cogdell 2, J. Moore, Ward, M. Moore, Spencer.
J.H. ROSE (63)
Marcus McLawhorn 19, Adonte McCarter 17, Wichard 7, Hamby 7, Clemons 6, Monney 4, Steele 2, Albemaz 1, Cox, McNeil, Randolph, Johnson.
Washington 5 12 15 9 12 — 53
J.H. Rose 4 11 15 11 6 — 47
Sam Smith 21, Hayley Stowe 11, Harmony Simpkins 10, Burbage 5, Cox 3, Weatherington 2, Palmer 1, Grice, Batchelor.
J.H. ROSE (47)
Brittany Thomas 13, Jasmine Bandy 12, Mijon Knight 10, Grimes 8, Corbett 4, Brooks, Johnson, Jones, Avin.