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Published: Thursday, 12/19/2013

Anthony Wayne knocks off Southview 49-45


Anthony Wayne forced 21 Southview turnovers to build an insurmountable lead in a Northern Lakes League boys basketball tilt tonight.

The Generals seized a 10-point lead late in the third quarter when they had already forced 17 Cougar turnovers. Anthony Wayne then held off a Southview charge to take a 49-45 victory on the road.

Anthony Wayne senior forward Jake Reid finished with a double-double, scoring a game-high 15 points while pulling down 10 rebounds.

Senior guard Matt Fox chipped in with 14 points and had five rebounds.

Southview was led by junior Jeremiah Roberts, who tallied a team-high 12 points. Roberts also pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds.

Anthony Wayne (4-0 overall) remained undefeated in the NLL (3-0).

The Cougars (4-1, 2-1) committed 12 turnovers in the first two quarters and fell behind 25-20 at the half.

The Generals opened up the second half with a 8-3 run to build a 33-23 lead. They forced five Southview turnovers during the pivotal stretch.

But the Cougars went on a 7-0 run to start the fourth quarter. Matt Morrison, Southview's leading scorer last season, was held without a point until he hit a 3-pointer to make it 40-33. He then drained two free throws before Roberts' putback made it 40-37 with 4:23 left.

However, Fox tallied five points over the final two minutes to help AW hold off the Cougars.

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