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Lee has a big night as the Raiders miss overtime

Posted at 12:13 Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Maddox Lee scored all 25 of his points in the final 20 minutes, but it wasn’t enough as Pango Christian Academy lost for the first time this season, 72-66, against John Paul II in Greenville on Monday.

The Raiders came off a Thanksgiving hangover with just five points in the first period and 21 points in the first half. PCA was able to hang on and take its first lead in the third quarter thanks to interceptions by Quay Artis and Beau Spencer.

It was a back-and-forth game in the final quarter, with the Raiders going toe-to-toe with the Saints even though Artis was sidelined with four fouls. He ended up fouling out with just over 90 seconds to play and the Raiders up by two. John Paul made back-to-back baskets to lead by two with 10 seconds left. Maddox Lee grabbed a rebound and went coast-to-coast in the final seconds of regulation to sink the layup and send the game into overtime.

In OT, the Saints were able to capitalize on Artis’ absence and send the Raiders home with their first loss of the year.

“It was a tough loss for our team, but I’m proud of the way we battled all night,” said head coach Logan Van Staalduinen. “JP2 is very athletic and we missed a lot of shots that we normally make. We will build on that and it will help us move forward.”

Lee leads all scorers with 25 points. Artis had a season high of 16, while Drew van Staalduinen added 10 for the Pungos. The Raiders shot just 37 percent from the field and a season-high 62 percent from the charity stripe.

The Raiders will now look to the Doug Cobbs Invitational in Ahoska this week when they face the winner of Lawrence Academy/Halifax Academy on Thursday. After the win, they will travel to Ridgecroft School on Friday to take on Southampton Academy/Ridgecroft School.

Meanwhile, the Lady Raiders are 4-0 after a 55-35 Tar Heel Independent Conference win at Albemarle School in Elizabeth City. Reagan Stoop scored 27 points and Ashley Williford added 10. PCA will face the Colts again Wednesday night at the Doug Cobbs Invitational.

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