Friday, December 4, 2015

Laney's comeback kids do it again; overcome 43-23 deficit to avenge playoff loss

What could possibly be as exciting and impressive as Laney's overtime comeback win at Richmond Tuesday? A 65-64 win Friday, this time after being down 20 to the Morgan County Bulldogs, the only team to beat Laney in nearly 400 days.

After making the dramatic three to cap Tuesday's comeback and force overtime, College of Charleston signee Zep Jasper buried another bomb Friday to punctuate another furious run and give the Wildcats the deciding 65-64 edge, their first lead of the game, with just over a minute remaining.

Jasper scored 29 points and made his second huge
shot of the week, leading Laney to Friday's win.
Laney's run was sparked by Jasper's hawking of Morgan County's ball handlers throughout the fourth quarter. The best two way high school guard I've seen forced numerous five second violations and offensive fouls with his pressure. And Laney's struggling offense got a boost from the easy layups and dunks that came from more Bulldog turnovers.

Jasper finished with 29 points and fellow senior guard and Charleston Southern signee Christian Keeling added 22 as the duo, and their Laney teammates, continued to defy expectations with another dramatic performance that keeps the Wildcats' record perfect at 5-0.

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