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Lee-Huntsville 48, Parker 46: Late score lifts Generals to win in Kings of the Court

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BIRMINGHAM, AlabamaLee-Huntsville coach Greg Brown put the game in the hands of the smallest guy on the floor, and he made the biggest play of the game.

Ashton Ray, Lee’s 5-foot-8 point guard, drove into the lane and kissed a shot off the glass with two seconds remaining to lift the Generals to a 48-46 victory overParker in today’s Kings of the Court Showcase at Bill Battle Arena.

“Ashton has made the shot a few times this year,” Brown said. “He loves the ball in crunch time.”

Parker’s James Radford tied the game at 46-all when he made the first of two free throws with 1:17 to play, as the Thundering Herd erased a double-digit deficit and briefly took the lead in the fourth quarter.

After Radford’s tying free throw, Lee held the ball for a final shot and called timeout with 11.7 seconds to go. The Generals inbounded the ball to Ray, who drove right and scored the game-winner.

“I was just looking to attack and draw the foul or dish the ball,” Ray said.

Parker’s Allan Frost led all scorers with 16 points, andEugene Minter added 12. For Lee, Tracy Burnett had 12 points, and Gerron Scissum added nine.