The South Pemiscot Bulldogs celebrate its triple overtime win against Caruthersville Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Bulldog Classic.
STEELE, Mo. - The fourth-seeded South Pemiscot Bulldogs knocked off the three-time defending champion Caruthersville Tigers 111-107 in triple overtime in a championship semifinal at the Bulldog Classic Tuesday night.
South Pemiscot trailed the contest 74-65 with three minutes remaining in regulation. Jacob Trammel drained a 3-pointer for the Bulldogs with two second left in regulation to tie the contest at 80-80 and force overtime. South Pemiscot trailed the game 91-88 with 23 seconds remaining in the first overtime before Anthony Primer drained a trey to tie the game at 91-91 and force a second overtime.
"Sometimes things go your way and sometimes they don't," South Pemiscot coach Aaron Bidewell said. "To be honest with you God blessed us in those two situations. We were fortunate to come out on the top end of the blessings tonight."
Caruthersville was unable to convert a two-point field goal in the final offensive possession of the second overtime, sending the game to a third overtime tied 97-97.
South Pemiscot opened the third overtime on an 8-2 run to take a 106-99 lead with 2:36 remaining. The Tigers narrowed the margin to 109-107 in the final 30 seconds before missing a field goal that would have tied the game at 109-109 in the final 10 seconds of the third overtime.
"At the very end we definitely wanted to get the ball to Seth," Bidewell said. "That was the main focus. Primer was really struggling because he had cramps. He gutted it out like a warrior tonight and I was really proud of him. The Gilmore kid really stepped up bringing the ball up late when Primer was out. He switched positions this year and in one of the most crucial parts of the game handled the ball well late tonight. We were blessed to get the ball in enough to the Harris and Johnson and finish once we got it to them."
Eight players finished the game with double-digit scoring totals.
South Pemiscot was led in scoring by Seth Harris who recorded 45 points. Primer added 19, Jaleel Johnson tallied 14 and Trammel calculated 13 points for the Bulldogs.
Caruthersville was led in scoring by Steven Rodgers who scored 33 points. Darrell Monroe added 23 points, Jamal Johnson scored 17 points and Jeremy Grant tallied 13.
Host South Pemiscot will take on third-seeded Gosnell, Ark., in the championship of the tournament Friday at 8:30 p.m.
"It was awesome to be able to watch our home crowd cheer tonight," Bidewell said. "It wouldn't be possible without them. We hope we get a great deal of support again Friday night and cure up a few injuries we got tonight and play hard."
SPS 17 22 15 26 11 6 14 - 111
CHS 17 24 15 24 11 6 10 - 107
SOUTH PEMISCOT (111) - Anton Wilbourn 2, Logan Carter 2, Dashawn Pruitt 8, Seth Harris 45, Anthony Primer 19, Jaleel Johnson 14, Collin Gilmore 8, Jacob Trammel 13. FG 45, FT 16/35, F 25. (3-pointers: Primer 2, Trammel 3. Fouled out: Wilbourn, Carter)
CARUTHERSVILLE (107) - Jamal Johnson 17, Steven Rodgers 33, Tevin Hunt 4, Jarrod Shackleford 2, Jeremy Grant 13, Cortez Gooden 7, Myron Woods 2, Darrell Monroe 23, Tyler Grissom 6. FG 38, FT 22/25, F 31 (3-pointers: Rodgers 7, Johnson 2. Fouled out: Johnson, Grant, Monroe, Grissom)
No. 3 Gosnell, Ark. 81, No. 2 Hayti 69
STEELE, Mo. - The third-seeded Gosnell, Ark., boys basketball team defeated second-seeded Hayti 81-69 Tuesday night to earn a return trip to the championship of the Bulldog Classic.
Gosnell outscored Hayti in each of the first three quarters to build a 67-51 lead by the start of the fourth period.
Tre Howe paced Gosnell with 35 points. Richard Razor added 16 points and Will Rose scored 14.
Hayti was led in scoring by Demetrius Luster who tallied 14 points. Frankie Burden Jr. and Maurion Newbill added 12 points each. Karnard Humes scored 11 points for Hayti.
Caruthersville beat Gosnell in the finals of the tournament last season.
GHS 20 30 17 14 - 81
HHS 18 17 16 18 -- 69
GOSNELL (81) -- Tre Howe 35, Richard Razor 16, Tevin Real 4, Rod Jones 4, T.J. Anderson 6, Will Rose 14, Allen Montezuma 2. FG 26, FT 26/39, F 16. (3-pointers: Rose 1, Richard Razor 1, Tre Howe 1. Fouled out: none)
HAYTI (69) -- Kenyatte Brooks 6, Maurion Newbill 12, Michael Thomas 2, Karnard Humes 11, Austin Watkins 14, Demetrius Luster 14, Frankie Burden Jr. 12. FG 28, FT 10/18, F 23. (3-pointers: Humes 1, Watkins 2. Fouled out: Burden 1)
Tuesday's Boys Consolation Semifinals:
No. 5 Clarkton 77, No. 8 North Pemiscot 64
No. 7 Senath-Hornersville 59, No. 6 Gideon 54
Thursday's Boys Consolation Schedule:
Boys Seventh Place Game: North Pemiscot vs. Gideon, 5:30 p.m.
Boys Consolation Final: Senath-Hornersville vs. Clarkton, 8:30 p.m.