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Basketball: Spartan boys win in double overtime

After scoring four points in 40 seconds to tie at the end of regulation, the Spartans found themselves down 47-44 with nine seconds remaining in overtime.

Senior guard Will DiIorio brought the ball up the court and sank an NBA-range three-pointer, trying the game at 47 and taking the game to double overtime.

Senior forward Michael Stevenson put the Spartans ahead for the first time since regulation with a quick put-back, but Lakeside's Lewis Cramer answered with a lay-up, 49-49.

DiIorio drilled a short-range jumper and Stevenson made a layup for the 53-49 lead.

With both teams in the bonus, the Spartans made their next three free throws for the seven-point lead.

But the Lakeside's Nic Lane drilled a three-pointer with 23 seconds to go, 56-52.

On the next possession, DiIorio was fouled, and made both his shots from the charity stripe.

While Lakeside couldn’t come up with a field goal, junior Carson Zajonc couldn’t convert his next two free throws, leaving the door open for the Lions with 21 seconds remaining. With seven seconds to go, the Lions came within three points when Lane made another three-pointer from the wing.

Sophomore Chris Bell was fouled on Bainbridge’s next possession, and missed both free throws.

With the last possession of double overtime, Lakeside’s trey didn’t fall, and Bainbridge came out with the 58-55 victory.

DiIorio had 20 points on seven-of-15 shooting, with 11 rebounds and three blocks. Stevenson was four-for-six with nine points and 11 eight defensive rebounds and three offensive boards. Bell finished the night with 16 points.

The Spartans, 6-3 in the Metro, 9-4 overall, played without starting point guard Jimmy Baggett and starting forward Ryan Burris.

Bainbridge’s next contest is at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Franklin (7-1 in the Metro, 7-6 overall).

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