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Monday July 6th, 2015 6:14PM

Boys basketball: Jefferson surges back to hand Knights first loss in OT

By staff
JEFFERSON -- The Johnson boys basketball team suffered its first loss of the season on Tuesday, falling 92-89 in overtime at Jefferson.

The Dragons (3-3) jumped out to a 12-0 lead, but the Knights (8-1) responded to close the quarter with a 21-3 run to take a 21-15 lead. The Knights outscored Jefferson 24-15 in the second quarter, and led 45-30 at the half. Johnson stretched its advantage to as many as 19 points before Jefferson mounted a huge rally. 

The Dragons outscored the Knights 30-22 in the third quarter to cut the lead before outscoring Johnson 21-14 in the fourth to send the game to overtime at at 81-81.

Lance Pass hit 3 free throws in the final 20 seconds to give Jefferson it's final 3 points and the come-from-behind victory.
 
Johnson missed 17 free throws on the night, including 10 in the second half. The Knights were led by Ty Cockfield with 28 points. Montrell McKenzie also produced his ninth consecutive double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds. James Hodges added 12 points, while Roderick English and Carter Cagle both chipped in 10 points.
 
Jefferson (3-3) was led by Satchel Turpin with 26 points. Willie Taylor and Jake Franklin each scored 15. Tay Taylor added 13, and Jeshua Kidd scored 10.
 
Johnson returns to action Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Saturday against East Hall in the first round of the Lanierland Tournament at Gainesville High School.
 
Jefferson travels to Social Circle on Friday.
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