Americus Sumter's clutch defense wins in OT

Americus Sumter's clutch defense wins in OT
Michael Hoffpauir was ecstatic with the play of his defense
Michael Hoffpauir was ecstatic with the play of his defense

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The 2015 U-Save-It Basketball Classic tipped off this afternoon at Albany High.

Americus Sumter (4-5) needed opportunistic defense and overtime to defeat Colquitt County (1-6) by a score of 71-68.

After the Packers continued to find answers for the Eagles, on the final play of the game Daylon Leary blocked a corner three that would have sent the game into a second overtime.

Head coach Michael Hoffpauir was pleased with his teams play on that side of the ball for the entirety of the game.

"I'm glad it stepped up for us big time," said Hoffpauir who is in his second year leading the Eagles. "A lot of the things they did get up on the 3-pointers they made were tough shots. They were off-the-dribble shots. And all I ask my guys to do is force a tough shot and we did that."

The Eagles improve take on Statesboro tomorrow at 5:30.

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