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Friday February 26th, 2021 7:28AM

Basketball: Lumpkin boys win third straight

By AccessWDUN Staff

DEMOREST — Jones Harris and Chandler Pulley combined for 39 points to Lumpkin County past White County, 64-62, in overtime to capture the Piedmont College Hardwood Classic championship.

It was the Indians' third straight win and best start since 2015.

The first quarter started out fast and furious with the Indians taking a 22-19 lead after 1. Lumpkin extended the lead to 41-30 at half after outscoring White 19-11 in the second quarter.

Lumpkin picked up right where they left off after half, extending the lead to 46-30 early in the 3rd. The Warriors went on a 14-2 run to close the lead to four points before Lumpkin responded with a 3-pointer in the final seconds of the third to push the lead back to seven, 51-44.

White County controlled the fourth quarter and took the lead with 3 minutes to go. The Warriors extended their lead to four points, but Lumpkin was able to fight back and tie it up to send it into overtime, 58-58.

In OT, White scored the first four points to lead 62-58 with 1 minute left, but baskets by Brian Cunane and Jones Harris tied it up at 62. In the final seconds, Cunane deflected a pass, which led to a fast break and a Cunane layup with 2 seconds remaining for the win.

Lumpkin improves to 3-0 with the win, their best start since 2015. The Indians were led by Jones Harris with 20 points. Chandler Pulley scored 19. Gus Faulkner had a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists. Cunane finished with 10 points and 8 rebounds.

Faulkner was named Tournament MVP, and Harris was named to the All-Tournament team.

Jadon Yeh led the Warriors with 21 points. Kenny Simpson pitched in 16. Yeh was named to the All-Tournament team.

Lumpkin (3-0) is back in action Tuesday, Dec 1 at North Forsyth at 7:30 p.m.

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