Vincent - Parkersburg South needed three extra sessions to prevail.
After squandering a 13-point lead in the third quarter, the visiting Patriots managed to hang on to defeat Warren, 53-49, in triple overtime in a prep boys’ basketball game Tuesday night.
“Warren’s a good team,” said first-year PSHS head coach Brett Rector. “They’re disciplined. He (Blane Maddox) does a great job.
“I knew this game was going to be tough, and that’s what I told our guys before the game. If we get up, they’re coming back. They’re not laying down.”
South was paced by Cameron Marks and Zach Seese, who each had 15 points. Nathan Currey chipped in with 10 and Dylan Day netted six.
Seese also grabbed 12 rebounds while Marks had 11 caroms, five assists and four steals. Marks was also 6 of 6 from the foul line.
In the third overtime, Jeffery Tucker’s layup gave the Patriots a one-point lead, and Jake Hogsett (1) and Marks (2) combined to convert 3 of 4 freebies for the final margin of victory.
“It’s a tribute to our kids,” Rector said. “They could’ve laid down many times, but they didn’t. They kept battling.”
So did Warren (6-4).