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Written by Jim Buchberger   
Monday, January 28, 2013 5:45 PM

GREENSBURG – The weekend started promisingly enough for Lawrenceburg boys basketball, which built an 11-point halftime lead at South Ripley Friday.

The host Raiders 11-4, then rallied to outscore LHS 31-20 in the final two periods, with Trey Sparks' clutch three-pointer from the wing tying it at 48-all to force overtime.

Coach John Blackwell's Tigers, now 6-8, fell back by five immediately in the extra period, then rallied for a 6-0 run to lead by one. Then Raider junior Joe Dicken hit the game-winning three from the top of the key with 30 seconds left for the 60-56 victory.

Things went from bad to worse for Lawrenceburg in Saturday's EIAC rematch at No. 2-ranked Greensburg (14-1, 7-1), as the Pirates ran away to leads of 18-5 after one quarter and 33-13 at halftime en route to a 33-point win, 64-31.

“We turned over the ball too much with the lead Friday,” said Blackwell, whose team was charted for 22 miscues at South Ripley, including 13 in the second half. “Give them credit. As poorly as we played in the second half, they hit some huge shots to tie it and win it in overtime.”

Last Updated on Monday, January 28, 2013 6:41 PM