Knights Survive in Overtime With 78-73 Win Over William Byrd

Byrd ball handler Zac Hill looks for an opening past Knight defender Jaret Lipps.

Terrell Simmons and Victor Duval hit key 3-pointers early in overtime and Ben Lacy canned three free throws in the last 10 seconds, as Cave Spring knocked off William Byrd 78-73 Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams in the Terrier gym.

Cave Spring led 27-20 at the half, and 46-39 heading to the fourth quarter before Byrd rallied with a late run to send the game to the extra period tied at 63.

The Knights opened a 71-66 lead, but Byrd closed to within 73-71 with :34 seconds left. Cave Spring converted 5 three throws in the last 29 seconds to seal the victory.

Lacy led the Knights with a game-high 31 points, while Trey Mills added 11 and Simmons and Duval each scored 10.

Koty Collier paced Byrd with 21 points, with Josh Marcus picking up 15 and Zac Hill scoring 14.

“It’s always a battle with Byrd,” Cave Spring head coach Billy Hicks said. “This is the fourth time in our last five games with Byrd that it’s gone to overtime. This is a tough place to play with the loud crowd.”

“Down the stretch we played some good defense, made big shots and hit big free throws,” Hicks added. “We had a nice lead in the second half and they starting making threes. I’m pleased we got the win.”

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