South Meck, Charlotte Catholic shine in Hand-Picked Game

South Meck, Charlotte Catholic shine in Hand-Picked Game

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South Meck, Charlotte Catholic shine in Hand-Picked Game

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Ambassador Hand-Picked Game of the Week took the trip over to Park Road Tuesday, as South Meck 8 rivals Charlotte Catholic and South Meck faced off in a huge late season game.

In one of the most exciting games of the season, South Meck rallied back from a 10-point deficit in the girls game. With just seconds to spare, the Lady Sabres tied the game at 57, with all signs point to overtime. Charlotte Catholic called a timeout with only 1.4 seconds remaining in regulation. The Cougars found a way to win it, with Carrie Eberle putting up a buzzer-beating shot to win it, 59-57.

With the gym packed and the crowd buzzing, the boys took to the floor. The Sabres had everything fall their way in the first half, draining eight three-point baskets in the first quarter. But Catholic battled back, not letting the vociferous South Meck crowd get in their head. Going into the locker room, Charlotte Catholic was facing an uphill battle, trailing 40-23.

When the teams got back on the floor in the second, South Meck went back to the well, knocking down two huge three-point baskets to start the half, making the Cougars’ comeback hopes look bleak. Charlotte Catholic kept chipping away, drawing within 10 points in the fourth quarter. With less than a minute remaining, the Cougars got within one, but were unable to complete the comeback when a late layup fell just short. South Meck held on for a 65-61 victory in the Ambassador Hand-Picked Game.

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