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Thu. February 6, 2014 | Steve Lee

Lennard defeated Chamberlain 74-71 in an overtime thriller to advance to the district final Saturday against top-seeded Jefferson, a 74-48 winner over King.

“We outlasted them,” Lennard coach Danny Gaddis said. “That’s perseverance.”

Tied at 65 through regulation, Lennard (21-4) took a 72-67 lead in overtime on a Caelen Watts layup and three free throws by Darren Girod. Chamberlain cut the deficit to 72-71 on a Christian Wise layup with 56 seconds left, but the Longhorns clinched it when Gary Hector (game-high 19 points) made both free throws in the final seconds.

Ron Blount led Chamberlain (18-8) with 17.

Jefferson (21-6) was its own worse enemy against King (8-14), turning the ball over 22 times in the first half.   But Jefferson outscored the Lions 34-9 in the final quarter to pull away.

Tamir Blackshear and Vernon Jackson each had 16 points for Jefferson. King’s Rashad Green scored a game-high 22.

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