Hounds edge Tigers in overtime thriller

The Greyhounds tried to give away their game with Stockbridge at home Friday night but stole it back in overtime after senior Nick Singleton hit a desperation 3-pointer at the end of regulation.

But any momentum gained from the 75-71 victory over the Tigers, which followed a 90-42 spanking of Ola on Tuesday, melted away in a 63-54 home loss to Union Grove on Saturday.

That left the Jones County boys in the bottom half of the Region 4-5A standings with only four games remaining, leaving a tough path to finish the regular season in the top half to gain a favorable seed for the region tournament.

The Greyhounds are now 5-7 in the region and 8-12 overall, and ahead of only two teams in the nine-school region. So their goal of finishing fourth or fifth in the regular season so they can avoid playing one of the top teams in the opening round is in serious jeopardy.

“Stockbridge was a really good win for us the way it happened,” coach Dennis Woolfolk said. “But not being able to follow up with another good game on Saturday hurt. We had a lack of focus. I don’t know if it was fatigue, but this time of year you have to be able to go back-to-back.

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