Moultrie Observer

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February 2, 2013

Holloway's buzzer-beater give Pack win over Albany

MOULTRIE — Sam Holloway grabbed Kenji Thompson’s missed shot and banked in off the glass at the buzzer to give the Colquitt County boys a 51-49 overtime victory over Albany High on Saturday on the William Bryant Court at the Gladys Espy Memorial Gymnasium.

The Packers had tied the score at 49-49 when Jay Tolbert intercepted an Indians pass and raced in for a layup with 38 seconds left in the four-minute overtime.

Albany then missed on the other end and Kamoris Woods came up with the rebound and Colquitt called time out. Thompson ran the clock down and drove to the basket, but his shot hit nothing until Holloway grabbed.

His putback beat the buzzer and the Packers had snapped a 10-game losing streak.

And the victory gave Colquitt County a sweep after the Lady Packers won the opener 64-29. The Colquitt County boys trailed by three heading into the final quarter and trailed 44-41 when Jay Lewis, who had just entered the game, hit a 3-pointer from the corner with 27 seconds left in regulation.

It was the first basket of the season for Lewis, who has played primarily on the junior varsity.

Jamarcus Nunnally hit a 3-pointer with 1:34 left in overtime to give the Indians a 49-47 lead before Tolbert and Holloway came through with their heroics.

The Packers were able to rally to the victory despite having Xavier Terry foul out with 5:47 left in regulation.

The victory was the first for the Packers since a 71-68 win over Camden County on Jan. 4 and raised their overall record to 3-16.

Colquitt’s boys lost 62-35 at Coffee on Friday to fall to 1-10 in the region standings.

Woods led the Packers with 16 points. Terry had 12 points; Jaquan Blakely had eight; Tobert 6; Lewis, Thompson and Holloway each had three; and Javonta Woods had a free throw.

The Colquitt County girls, still stinging from a region loss at Coffee the night before, put 11 players in the scoring column in the lopsided victory over the Squaws.

Abbi Beth Paulk led the Lady Packers with 12 points; Shakhila Harry had 11; Makeba Ponder had 10; Natalie Griffin and Aikerrion Ryce each had five; Ja’nice Sailor, Ashley Henry and Felicia Bowman each had four; and Joneria Grant, Kandi Seay and Dexshalyn Polite each had three.

The Lady Pack is now 14-7.

Colquitt will play Turner County at home on Tuesday.

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