The game of basketball is usually about who can score the most points and which team can keep a large-enough lead. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, Atascocita thought they were going to walk away with the win as they were up by 15 points with over five minutes left in the game.
However, the Humble Wildcats had other ideas as they clawed their way back into the game.
The comeback started with a 3-pointer by Dylan Miles that cut the deficit down to 11 after the ball was stolen, thanks to the pressure defense being put on by the Wildcats’ full-court trap. The Eagles would not be taken down so easily, however, as junior Dylan Robinson scored a layup to make it back to a 13-point game.
The Wildcats came storming back with an and-one opportunity converted by senior Justin Lawson as the deficit was cut back to within five points, capping off a 15-6 run with 2:13 left to play in regulation. As the Eagles started to see their lead vanish before their eyes, the game became a battle at the free-throw line, which was won by Miles as he tied the game up with under a minute left in regulation at 56.
While the Wildcats put up a good fight in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Eagles 25-15 and forcing the game into overtime, they could not seal the deal as they couldn’t buy a bucket and only scored three points in the extra period, coming out on the wrong end of an 8-3 run and losing 64-59.
Atascocita picked up the win and remains at fourth in the standings to finish their district play. Humble stays at third in the standings with only one more game to play before the run for the playoffs starts. Atascocita closed out their regular season with this game, and Humble will take on the South Houston Trojans for their final game of the regular season Feb. 12.