Carolina Forest rallies past James Island in overtime

cfhoops-30The Carolina Forest boys basketball team continued its surprising run through the Class 4A playoffs by defeating top-seeded James Island 53-49 in overtime Saturday night.

The Panthers (18-7) won their fifth straight game and once again counted on its defense to deliver the victory, holding an explosive James Island squad to 39 points in regulation.

The Panthers also struggled offensively but stayed calm despite trailing by eight at halftime. Carolina Forest got a huge second half from Damon McDowell, who led the team with 28 points and hit several key free throws in overtime.

Carolina Forest also got 10 points from Richmond Collier 10. The Panthers look to continue their playoff run at Irmo on Tuesday night.

– Photo by Prep Stars Media

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