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Last second falls short for Noble; Jays collect second win

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Guthrie fans and student section gave the boys basketball a team a standing ovation after they held their breath for four seconds as a last second shot fell short for the Noble Bears.

L'liott Curry and Jerrick Warren make their move along the baseline. Photos by Glimmer Photo - Mickey Staudt

L’liott Curry and Jerrick Warren make their move along the baseline. Photos by Glimmer Photography – Mickey Staudt

The Bluejays (2-6) won their second game in eight tries with a 53-52 win over a much improved Noble squad that now falls to 6-3 on the season.

After falling behind five points after the first quarter (13-8), the Jays outscored the Bears 33-26 in the next two quarters to grab their biggest lead at five points. Noble responded however to tie the game at 41-all early in the fourth quarter.

Guthrie grabbed the lead for good with 5:56 to play on an Edgar Baez shot.

The lead increased back to five (53-48) on a Jeremy Brown lay-up with 2:34 to play, but it would prove to be the final points on the night for the Jays.

Noble pulled within a point, 53-52, with 34 seconds remaining. On the following possession the Jays turned the basketball over and gave the Bears one last shot at victory.

The Bears crossed the mid-court line with 15 seconds on the clock and took a shot with two seconds left, but fell short and the Jays escaped with the home win.

Three different Jays scored in double digits and were led by senior Jerrick¬†Warren’s 17 points and followed by senior JT McFadden 15 and junior Edgar Baez’s 10.

Guthrie will practice on Wednesday before taking part in the three-day McGuinness Tournament beginning on Thursday with a 7:30 p.m. tip against Norman. The game can be heard on Guthrie Sports Page.

Guthrie Scoring: Warren 17, McFadden 15, Baez 10, Brown 4, Nichols 4, Irvin 3

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