Jones’ layup car­ries Collinsville boys past Spring Gar­den

Chero­kee Boys Bas­ket­ball In­vi­ta­tional

Cherokee County Herald - - COMMUNITY NEWS - By Shan­non Fa­gan Sports Edi­tor

EDI­TOR’S NOTE: Mon­day’s and Tues­day’s Chero­kee In­vi­ta­tional Tour­na­ment games were not com­pleted by The Her­ald’s Sun­day dead­line. You can read a com­plete re­cap on www. north­west­ge­or­gianews. com/ chero­kee_ county or see the Dec. 28 edi­tion of The Her­ald.

GAYLESVILLE — With the way Collinsville and Spring Gar­den’s boys were sink­ing 3-point­ers at the be­gin­ning of their Chero­kee In­vi­ta­tional bas­ket­ball bat­tle on Satur­day, one would have thought the game would have been de­cided on a trey. But it wasn’t. Collinsville’s Grant Jones con­nected on a layup with 1.3 sec­onds to go, prov­ing to be the dif­fer­ence in its 60-59 vic­tory over Spring Gar­den. Jones also sank a pair of free throws in the game’s wan­ing mo­ments. He fin­ished with five points.

Austin Posey led Collinsville with 24 points, in­clud­ing four of the Pan­thers’ nine treys. He also had seven re­bounds. Kaleb Jones also con­nected on four 3- point­ers, in­clud­ing three in the first quar­ter, and ended with 22 points.

Ri­ley Austin tossed in 22 points to lead Spring Gar­den, in­clud­ing three of the Pan­thers’ nine to­tal 3-point­ers. Dy­lan Rogers also con­nected on three treys and had 15 points. Drae­van Bow­man sank three treys and fin­ished with nine points.

The two teams be­gan the

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