SAN ANGELO — The Brownwood Lions needed double overtime and overcame 18 missed free throws, but collected a 46-42 victory over the Brady Bulldogs to begin San Angelo Central tournament action Thursday.
“We didn't deserve to win missing that many free throws, but we found a way to win and that's what's been missing,” said Lions first-year head coach Nadir Dalleh.
The Lions led 7-3 after one quarter, 16-11 at halftime and 26-21 through three periods, but Brady pulled even at 37 at the end of regulation and the score remained knotted at 42 through the first extra session.
In the second overtime, Brownwood held Brady scoreless while Tristin Revada sank a basket and McLane Moore and Corleone Pressley added a free throw each.
Blaine Hughes, Sean Yoder and Blake Bronniman paced Brownwood's offense with eight points apiece, Pressley added seven, Revada finished with five, Moore tacked on four and Blaize Infinger, Bryson Wells and Xavier Porter contributed two points apiece.
Beau Jacoby led Brady with 10 points.
The Lions (2-2) will be back in tournament action at 11:30 a.m. Friday against Wall and at 5:30 p.m. Friday against Borger.