Sagemont, which is ranked second in Class 3A, needed every bit of its 18-point halftime lead to hold off George Washington Carver (Ala.) 73-60 in the Kreul Classic Power96 Elite Challenge at the Coral Springs City Gym on Thursday night.
Sagemont appeared to be well on its way to another runaway victory when Lance Crawford threw an alley-oop to Connecticut 6-4 commit Prince Ali for a 44-24 lead with 2:53 remaining.
But the Wolverines (4-2) got back in the game behind Mississippi State 6-7 commit Demetrius Houston, who came alive for 14 of his team-high 18 points in the second half.
The Wolverines cut it to 66-57 with 1:18 left when Antonio Nelson made a layup and 6-8 forward Brandon Murphy threw down a dunk.
But Lions guard Lance Crawford (15 points) answered with a pair of free throws, and Wolverines guard Harold Cardwell missed a three-point attempt as the Lions sweated out the final two minutes to keep their perfect record intact at 12-0.
Ali finished with a game-high 23 points, punctuated by three highlight-reel dunks, including one of the tomahawk variety while swooping in from the left wing that pushed the Lions’ lead to 59-41 with 4:20 left.
Jordan Cooper added 19 points for the Lions, who face Deerfield Beach at 7:30 p.m. Friday.Sagemont 73, Alabama Carver 60: SAG (11-0): Pine Crest 59, Georgia Salem High 58: PC (7-2):
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