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Four minutes of basketball saved undefeated Foreman from suffering its first defeat of the season, according to coach Terry Head.
The Hornets escaped with a 35-34 victory over Dunbar in the CPS Board of Education Shootout Sunday at Chicago State University.
The Mightymen forced Foreman into a 15-for-58 shooting day that had Head steaming.
With the score deadlocked at 25 and 5:08 remaining in the fourth quarter, back-to-back three pointers by Karon Linton gave the Hornets their first lead of the game at 35-28 with1:23 remaining.
Dunbar stormed back, scoring the last six points of the game on two baskets and two free throws by James Simmons. The last basket by Simmons came on a driving layup with three seconds remaining, as Foreman held on for the victory.
Linton was the only Foreman player in double figures with 12 points. Carl White added 11 rebounds, eight points and three blocks.
“We had better learn to grow up fast,” said Head. “I was embarrassed by our performance and some changes will be in order.”
Dunbar coach Donyea Jones said his team couldn’t close it out.
“We had them playing our game but they figured it out down the stretch and took control of the game,” Jones said.
Khalid Beal led Dunbar with 11 points and Destyne Butler added 10.