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Hurricane 52, Richfield 49 (F/OT) 12/3/2016

Regan Marshall scored a career-high 18 points, including the go-ahead basket late in the overtime period, to help the Tigers to their second straight close win at the 3A Preview.

With the Wildcats ahead 46-44 and time dwindling to under two minutes left in OT, Marshal drew a foul in the paint and nailed a pair of free throws to tie the game. After a miss by Richfield, Hurricane pushed the ball up the floor. Adam Heyrend pulled up for a 3-pointer, but missed the shot. He rebounded the miss on the front side and shot a contested attempt long, where Marshall was waiting to put it back in for a 48-46 Hurricane lead.

Richfield had three attempts to tie or take the lead, but missed them all and Marshall finally cleared the board and was fouled. He nailed two more free throws with 45 seconds left to make it 50-46.

But the game wasn’t over yet as Reggie Hinck hit a deep trey with 13 seconds left to make it 50-49. After a quick foul, Josh Parker buried two free throws for the 52-49 lead. A last-ditch 3-pointer by the Wildcats was off the mark, sending the Tigers to their third win in as many games.

Hurricane trailed 32-25 heading into the fourth quarter, but outscored Richfield 17-10 in that final period, with Parker hitting a pair of key 3-pointers, including the tying basket with four seconds left in regulation.

Marshall also had eight rebounds and Jackson Last had seven points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Graden Cahoon had six points and nine boards.

The Tigers have won their three games by a combined eight points, with a three-point win over Canyon View, a two-pointer over South Sevier and Saturday’s win over Richfield.

Hurricane was an impressive 14 of 17 from the line and outrebounded the Wildcats 36-18.

The Tigers next head to Page, Ariz., to compete in the NGC Tournament Thursday through Saturday next week.