Clardy gave the Rams another chance to win when he grabbed a critical rebound on the Lions’ ensuing possession, and Tarver was fouled.
MWHS bad luck at the free throw line continued as Tarver missed the front end of a two-foul-shot opportunity.
But Tarver collected himself and drained the second charity shot to increase the Rams’ lead to 75-71 with 45 seconds left in overtime.
Castleberry’s Gandy hit a three to cut the lead to one point, and after an untimely MWHS turnover with 33 seconds remaining, Gandy hit the trey that tuned out to be the game-winning shot.
“I am surprised we missed those free throws,”Pappas continued. “But it is what it is, and what it is is a loss. But we have to deal with it and get prepared for Tuesday at Lake Worth.”