Saturday, November 25, 2006

Overtime thriller - Cherokee hangs on

ATLANTA, GA -- After leading by as many as 14 at one point, Cherokee High School held off a dazzling second half performance from Wesleyan's Tanner Smith to claim a 58-57 overtime win at Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon in the first game of the Jump Ball Jam Classic.

Smith scored 25 points in the second half and helped force the game into overtime but had his shot blocked by Cherokee's star junior Chris Singleton with 16 seconds to play in the overtime period.

Singleton's play in the overtime period (five points and two key blocks) proved to be the difference maker. Singleton finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks and five steals in the win and helped Cherokee claim their first win of the year. Smith finished with 28 points and 11 rebounds for Wesleyan (2-2).

Georgia Hoops will have more throughout the day live from Georgia Tech.