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Damascus loses lead in the final minute

1A BOYS HOOPS - Eagles carry slim lead down the stretch before Knights force OT with 20 seconds left
by: Kris Anderson Damascus Christian coach Terry Calhoun tries to make a point with the referee during a pivotal call in the fourth quarter Tuesday night. Columbia Christian won the game 41-38 in overtime to take over first place in the Valley 10 standings.

Never did either team go on a scoring run. But never was the scoring as quiet as it was in the final four minutes of regulation

Damascus nursed a two-point lead during that span and failed to find a decent look to extend their advantage. Instead, they just tried to fight off the Columbia attacks. And the Eagles did so until the Knights Brock Mueller tied the game with 0:20 on the clock.

It was an inability to create decent shots, which haunted the Eagles late in the fourth quarter, and in overtime, they faced the same problem.

With first place on the line in the Valley-10 League, the Knights offense had just a bit more life than the Eagles', which was enough to earn Columbia a 41-38 win on Tuesday.

Look for full game coverage in the Jan. 11, edition of The Outlook.



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