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Boys Basketball: Orr fends off Rich Central

Updated: December 9, 2012 9:13PM



Rich Central took Orr down to the wire Sunday before Orr pulled out a 54-53 victory at the Chicago Public Schools Board of Education Shootout at Chicago State.

Tyquone Greer hit what proved to be the game-winning free throws with 21 seconds remaining in the game.

Rich Central (2-5) had a final shot but failed to convert.

There were five lead changes in the fourth quarter and Orr (2-1) almost did itself in when it was called for two technical fouls that led to Keith Williams sinking two free throws to give Rich Central a 53-52 lead with 1:51 remaining.

“I was real confident and I knew if I sank my free throws it was a good chance the game would be over,” Greer said. “The way we played we are lucky to get out of here with a win.”

The Olympians held the biggest lead at 32-23 on a basket by Jalen Miller as time expired in the second quarter.

Lewis Adams scored six points in a 10-2 run at the beginning of the third quarter to get Orr back on track. The Spartans didn’t take their first lead of the game until the final two seconds of the third quarter when Greer hit a driving layup for a 41-40 lead going into the final quarter.



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