LEESBURG — Herald Super 6er Aaron May knocked down a short jumper with two seconds left late Tuesday, propelling the Lee County Trojans to a 72-70 upset victory over Herald No. 2 Seminole County.
May, who scored a team-high 21 points, helped the Trojans avenge a 30-point loss to Seminole County on Friday and snap a three-game losing streak for Lee County.
“This gives us the lift we need going into the break,” Lee County coach Kirven Davis said. “Before the game I challenged the kids to create a story. I asked them, ’10 years from now if you have a kid, what will be your story from your high school athletic experience?’ Every athlete wants to have a story.”
Seminole County entered the game a perfect 5-0 with impressive wins against Pelham, Lee and Randolph-Clay last week, but the Trojans (3-5) jumped out to an early double-digit lead and went into halftime up by eight.
Seminole County made its run in the third quarter and took a 60-57 lead going into the fourth quarter, but Lee County’s Jalin Wimberly got fouled on a 3-pointer on the first possession of the fourth quarter and knocked down all three foul shots to tie the game, and the Indians never led again.
Wimblery scored 18 points, while Lee County’s J.J. Rivers finished with 14 points.
Seminole County was led by Super 6er Jordan Harris, who scored a game-high 27 points. Sophomore guard Anfernee King added 12 points for the Indians, who play again today at home against Early County.
Lee County plays in this weekend’s U-Save It Christmas Classic with games Friday against Early County, Saturday against Cedar Grove and Monday against Manchester.
LEE GIRLS WIN, TOO: Katherine McConnell scored 17 points and grabbed four rebounds to lead the Lady Trojans to a 48-37 win against Seminole County late Tuesday.
The Lady Trojans (6-2) jumped out to an early lead and took a 20-9 lead into halftime despite a six-minute scoring drought in the second quarter.
Lee County’s Maggie O’Connor added seven points, nine rebounds and three steals, while Kenna Shirley led Seminole County with 19 points and was one of only four Lady Indians to score.