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.