Madison Memorial (WI) battled back from a double-digit deficit in the second half to defeat Hough (NC) 58-52 in overtime to advance to the quarterfinal round of the 2013 Beach Ball Classic.
Madison Memorial (6-1) trailed 36-24 with 11:41 remaining in the second half. The Spartans used a 14-3 run to pull to within just one point at 39-38 on Henry Houden’s mid-range with 6:28 remaining in regulation. Hough (8-2) continued to hold the advantage and stretched the lead back to five points at 47-42 with just 1:16 remaining on a pair of free throws by Tucker Thompson. Houden then drilled a long-range 3-pointer to pull Madison Memorial to withing two points with 1:07 on the clock. After the teams traded turnovers and Hough’s Theo Mack missed a layup, Shareef Smith tied the game at 47-47 with 32 seconds remaining. Mack missed a jumper with 18 seconds to play to give the Spartans a chance to win it in regulation, but a steal by Thompson on Smith turnover sent the game to an extra period.
In overtime, Houden gave Madison Memorial its first lead since early in the first half on a jumper 26 seconds into play. Luke Mayne answered with a 3-point basket with 3:18 on the clock to regain the lead for Hough at 50-49. Madison Memorial put the game away by scoring the next eight points to squeak out a victory.
Madison Memorial was paced by Tyler Lindquist’s 14 points and seven rebounds. Point guard Smith posted 10 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Maye led Hough with game-highs of 18 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots.