Cavs' late points beat Lions, 77-73

January 23, 1993|By Bill Free | Bill Free,Staff Writer

South Carroll made seven free throws in the final 26 seconds to break a tie and went on to defeat host Liberty, 77-73 in a Carroll County game last night.

South Carroll held off the rallying Lions, who fell behind by 11 in the second quarter.

Greg Mihalko, Brian Kemp and Mike Yokay combined for the seven free throws on one-and-one situations.

Kemp hit two of the seven from the line, completing a superb fourth-quarter show in which he scored 12 points to finish with 16.

The scrappy Kemp scored eight points in less than two minutes midway through the final quarter, as South Carroll (4-9 overall, 1-1) pulled away once again from Liberty for a 62-49 lead.

But Liberty (4-10, 2-1) came back a second time behind Josh Gursky and Mike Davidson.

Davidson's two free throws tied the score at 70 with 26 seconds on the clock, setting the stage for the clutch free-throw shooting by the visitors.

Davidson finished with a game-high 28 points and Gursky had 13. Chris Peay (12) and Ross Yastrzemsky (11) also scored in double figures for Liberty.

Brad Schulze (18 points) and Brian Peltier (15 points) joined Kemp as the top scoring Cavaliers.

Liberty coach Scott Kohr was pleased with his team's frantic comebacks but he didn't like what caused the Lions to get in that position.

"It would have been nice to win a game playing the way we did tonight," said Kohr. "But we didn't make good decisions and spent too much time on the perimeter with the ball."

Kohr was unhappy over his team's inability to get the ball inside to Gursky most of the night.

"There were too many times when Josh didn't even touch the ball," said the Liberty coach.

The Lions made up for some mistakes by making 26 of 32 free throws, compared to 19 of 38 for South Carroll.

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