THREE-POINT GOALS – none.
RECORDS – Jacksonville 11-11, 0-3. Lindale 12-9; 1-2.
NEXT UP – Nacogdoches at Lindale, Tues., 6 p.m. Corsicana at Jacksonville. Tues., 6 p.m.
Jacksonville 60, Lindale 54 OT
Raybon Riden and Datavion Thacker saved their best for last, which turned out to be a good thing for Jacksonville.
The Indians got hot after the half, and Raibon Riden along with Datavion Thacker got the Indians to a 52-52 at the end of regulation.
Jacksonville was down 52-51 when Capo slapped a Indian shot out-of-bounds to set up the Tribe under their own bucket with three-seconds left in the game.
On the in-bounds pass, Thacker bounced the ball of an Eagle defenders back got the ball back but was fouled on the shot. Thacker made the second free throw for the 52-52 score as the regulation clock expired.
The duo then added three-points apiece in the overtime period to seal the district opener for first year head coach, Mark Alexander.
“We knew at halftime what we needed to do, and the guys stepped up and did a great job,” Alexander said after the win. “We needed more movement and we also knew we were going to have to make some 3-pointers , which is not really our game.
“But we did a good job of getting our uphill, downhill game flowing and we played much stronger in the paint the second half, “ Alexander added.
Lindale’s, Mason Terry made his first 3-pointer to make it a 12-12, tie after one period.
Terry then exploded for 11 second quarter points to gain the first Eagles lead of the night in the second period at 18-16. The Indians turnovers just before the half allowed six-points for the Eagles and a 28-25 lead at the half.
Jacob Capo scored four of his 11-points in the third quarter, but more importantly commanded the boards the first two minutes of the third stanza.