The visiting Langston Hughes Panthers advanced to the Sweet 16 of the GHSA basketball state playoffs after rallying past the Cambridge Bears with an improbable 21-4 scoring run in the fourth quarter.
“Never stop until the final horn sounds,” said Panthers head coach Rory Welsh. “We just stayed the course and made plays in the fourth quarter that we needed to close that gap,” He continued, [we had] to keep them out of rhythm and it worked for us.”
Cambridge controlled the game early and went into the half leading 26-18. The Bears increased their margin to 14 points at the end of the third as they clung to a 41-27 lead. Langston Hughes opened up the final frame on a 11-2 run that brought Panthers within five points (43-38). The Panther’s Kobe Davis knotted the game at 45-45 after sinking two free throws. Langston Hughes got its go-ahead points and sealed the win with three made free throws from Jordan Jones. Langston Hughes’ Patrick Carter Jr. scored a team-high 11 points.
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