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Hyde Park outlasts King for overtime win

01/15/2013, 9:45pm CST
By Clyde Travis

Phillip Lee scored 18 points and Moshan Thomas had a double-double to help Hyde Park hold on to a 75-67 overtime win over King.

Phillip Lee had a team-high 18 points as Hyde Park edged King with a 75-67 overtime victory in the Red-Central on Tuesday.

The Thunderbirds (13-6, 5-1) led 66-63 with 1.1 seconds remaining, before King's Delon Staton stole an inbound pass and banked home a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.

Hyde Park rebounded in the extra session behind Moshawn Thomas (10 points, 11 rebounds, 7 blocks), who scored four points and recorded three blocks to propel the Thunderbirds to the win.

"We needed a good lesson about cashing it in," Hyde Park coach Antoine Samuels said. "We played like it was over and they never stopped and played their way back into it. Give them (King) a lot of credit."

Xavier Robinson lead King (11-8, 3-3), which trailed by 24 points in the first half, with a game-high 22 points. Zach Branch scored 14 points and Demetri Thigpen added 12. Tory Mason netted 14 points for Hyde Park

King coach Columber Baugh felt this was a loss he could live with. "I think we are back to the team we were at the beginning of the season,'' Baugh said. "We got a few good wins and forgot what got us there. I feel good about the rest of the season."
 

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