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Wooster Escapes Lex With OT Win

The Wooster Generals escaped Lexington with a 70-67 overtime victory over the Minutemen.


Lexington  (8-5, 5-2 OCC) jumped out to a first quarter lead thanks to Dylan Spears, who scored 11
in the period giving Lexington a 15-8 edge after eight minutes. Wooster (11-1, 7-0 OCC) would fight back in the second quarter, though, using a 9-0 run to cut the defecit to 31-30 at the break.

 

The Generals then outscored the Minutemen 13-8 in the third quarter to take a 43-39 lead into the final
eight minutes where they started the fourth on a 4-0 run to extend its lead to eight, but Lexington chipped away and with the help of a couple of missed Wooster free throws, had the ball down 57-55 with 8.0 seconds
left.


The Minutemen couldn't get a shot beyond the arc off, but Kayden Berry was able to drive the lane and
get a runner up just before the buzzer that found the bottom of the hoop to force overtime.


Wooster stopped the Lexington momentum to start OT by scoring the period's first seven points and
outscored the Minutemen 13-10 to stay unbeaten in the OCC.


The Generals now hold a two-game lead over the Minutemen in the chase for the league crown with five conference games remaining. They are back in action next Friday when they host Madison.


Lexington returns to the hardwood on Friday at West Holmes.

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