Monday, November 30, 2009

Anderson's clutch 3 helps Bastrop sink Dollarway(AR)

Donald Washington (20) and Arthur Moses (34) of Bastrop
battle for a rebound during the Rams’ season-opening 52-34
 win over Ouachita Christian. Washington scored 10 points
 in Bastrop’s 47-45 road victory Dollarway on Tuesday night

By Staff reports

Bastrop Daily Enterprise


During Bastrop’s recently completed football season, Adrian Witherspoon was one of quarterback Darren Anderson’s favorite receivers. Playing in their first basketball game of the season, the two hooked up again. This time it was Witherspoon passing to Anderson with dramatic results.

Anderson nailed a 3-pointer as the final horn sounded as Bastrop upset Dollarway 47-45 Tuesday night.

Bastrop, which trailed nearly the entire contest, missed potential game-tying shots on its previous two possessions.

Following the Cardinals’ third consecutive turnover, the Rams advanced the ball to midcourt and called timeout with 9.9 seconds remaining.

“Playing on the road, I told our guys during the timeout, ‘We’re fixing to try to win it,’” Bastrop coach David Patrick said.

Taking a pass from Witherspoon, Anderson buried the game-winning shot from the right corner.

Bastrop (2-0) trailed by nine points early in the fourth quarter, before battling its way back into the game.

Draining three early 3-pointers, the Cardinals (0-1) streak to an early 9-0 lead and were up 24-19 at halftime.

Anderson, who scored seven points in the final period, and Donald Washington led the Rams’ balanced attack with 10 apiece. For the Cardinals, Tevin Tyson flipped in 17 points, including four 3-pointers. Jamarcus Davis added 12 points on three trifectas, all in the second half.

Dollarway shot 17-of-31 (55 percent) from the floor, but had 25 turnovers.

“That’s our bread and butter, the 2-2-1,” Patrick said. “We try to keep everything in front of us, and I was pleased with the way we did that, especially being on the road.”

Crossing the state line once again on Tuesday, Bastrop will play Hot Springs in the El Dorado Tournament. Starting times are 4 p.m. for the girls and 5:15 for the boys.

Courtesy of the Bastrop Daily News

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