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February 2, 2013

Lady Hornets keep buzzing with victory over Vinita



Vinita 53, Hilldale 48

It came down to the last shot and Hilldale came up empty.

Jordan Proctor was shooting a 3-pointer, but Phillip Willis blocked the attempt, raced to the other end of the court for a layup with 3.2 seconds left in the game. It was Hilldale’s fourth straight loss in falling to  5-14 and 1-8 in losing its eighth game this season by five points or less.

“The plan wasn’t for Jordan to get it,” coach Jeremy Rogers said. “We were trying to set a screen for Hunter Harrison to hand the ball off to Bill (Muse, Jr.), but they played good defense and Jordan happened to get it. It was a slow release on the shot. He needs to get rid of it a little quicker.”

Proctor said he didn’t elevate high enough on the shot.

“I just misjudged it,” he said. “We really needed a win. This is really frustrating right now.”

Harrison led the Hornets with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Dylan Rowan added 15.

Willis finished with 12 points while Gage Bertram led Vinita with 14 and Garrett Maxey added 11.

Vinita coach Tony Roach, the Muskogee boys coach in 2004-08, sighed in relief after the game.

“We got saved. That shot was going to go in,” he said. “That shot always goes in. We lost our man at the end and (Proctor) was wide open. It was just a good help and a big-time play at the end of the game to save overtime. That was a game-winning block.”

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