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Cougars edge Wildcats in OT

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By Brian Forbes

LAKEWOOD – Due to the general parity in Class 4A hoops and their own streakiness, the Evergreen Cougars figure to be in a lot of close games this season.

They finally figured out how to win one Dec. 12.

The Cougars, who trailed by 11 points in the second quarter against Arvada West, rallied to take the lead late in the fourth quarter, only to see the game go into overtime. Kurt Dieter scored eight points in the extra frame, including a 3-pointer and three-point play, and Chris Lemasters sank five free throws to give the Cougars a 50-47 victory in the second round of the Paul Davis Classic at Green Mountain High School.

"We’ve been talking about this curse we’ve had about the last year or so, where in tight games we can’t win," Dieter said. "This one we knocked down our free throws and didn’t turn the ball over."

 

Read the complete story in the Dec. 17 edition of the Canyon Courier.