Aledo canned three three-pointers in overtime and held on defensively to take a 58-54 victory over Fort Worth Western Hills Tuesday night in a non-district contest at the AHS gym for the Bearcats first win of the young season.
The Bearcats (1-2) will return to non-district action at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 at home against Birdville.
Guard Tre Owens knocked down consecutive threes to begin the overtime session, and the Bearcats never trailed from that point. With 1:31 left in the extra session, guard Cameron Yates swished a three-pointer for the right perimeter to increase the AHS advantage to 56-52.
Western Hills sank a bucket to cut the lead to two points and got the ball back on a turnover. But Yates stole the ball and whipped a quick pass to Owens, who was fouled with 16 seconds remaining.
Owens hit the back end of a one-and-one to extend the Bearcats’ lead to 57-54. On the visitors’ next trip down the court, Owens grabbed a rebound and was fouled with four ticks left on the overtime clock.
Owens hit one of the two charity shots to seal the victory.
Senior post Cam Caldwell – who scored 10 of the last 12 Bearcats’ points in regulation – led Aledo with 18 points. Owens finished with 12 points, with Jake Hawkins adding 10. Junior post Ayden Smith led Aledo on the glass with seven rebounds.
For the complete story see the Nov. 25 issue of The Community News.