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May 26, 2013

Kelbie Moon helps South win at Eastern

WILBURTON — Wilburton graduate Kelbie Moon scored the game-winning layup with 9.2 seconds left in the game, and her South team overcame a 13-point deficit to win Saturday's 41st annual Kiamichi All-Star Classic girls’ basketball game, 69-67, at CC Dunlap Field House at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton.

Down 60-53 in the fourth quarter, the South team went on an 9-2 scoring run. Karli Hobson from Broken Bow sank two free throws, then Jordan Armstrong from Kiowa came away with a steal before feeding it to Wright City’s Miranda Schaefer for a layup that made it 60-57 North.

Alyssa Banks from Eufaula sank a free throw to push the North’s lead back to 61-59, but Darian Bradford from Colbert knocked down a three-pointer to give the South its first lead since early in the first quarter. Banks re-tied the game with a 1-for-2 trip to the foul line, then went 1-for-2 again with 2:43 left in the game to put the North up 63-62.

A North turnover turned into a layup by Schaefer that tied the game 67-67, then another turnover gave the South the ball back with just under 40 seconds left. Bradford got the ball to Moon in the post, Moon drove at the basket and banked it in for a 69-67 lead with 9.2 seconds left.

The North got the ball into the front-court, but a swarming South defense prevented a shot before time expired.

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