For the second straight game, the Weymouth Wildcats boys' basketball team pulled off a thrilling win in overtime, this time with a 75-74 road victory against Walpole.
With 16 seconds left and Walpole (8-4) clinging to a 74-73 lead, Weymouth coach Jim Dolan called a timeout and drew up one last play. While the initial go-ahead shot was no good, senior forward Ryan Jones crashed the boards and tipped in the rebound with .1 seconds left, giving the Wildcats (5-6) the win.
Jones finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Weymouth senior guard David Harrison recorded a triple-double, scoring 17 points, to go along with 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
Ryan Fogarty led Walpole with 24 points.
At the end of regulation, the game was tied, 69-69.
"I give credit to our kids because they didn't give up," Dolan said. "Ryan Jones is one of the better rebounders in the league, and he's aggressive on the boards."
On Sunday, the Wildcats overcame an 8-point deficit with 34 seconds remaining, and stunned New Bedford, 78-77, in overtime.
"They're a good group and they're starting to pick it up," Dolan said. "They're being unselfish, making the extra passes, and the seniors are starting to take over."
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