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Buzzer-beater lifts RHS to Holiday Hoops win at Trenton

Richmond’s Philip Kincaid (21) gets around Trenton defender Wilson Utley in Monday’s NCMC Holiday Hoops game. Kincaid’s 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted RHS to a 46-45 win. (Submitted photo)

Richmond’s Philip Kincaid (21) gets around Trenton defender Wilson Utley in Monday’s NCMC Holiday Hoops game. Kincaid’s 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted RHS to a 46-45 win. (Submitted photo)

By Russ Green-Sports Editor

Philip Kincaid made just one basket Monday afternoon as the Richmond Spartans and Trenton Bulldogs battled at the NCMC Holiday Hoops at the Ketchum Community Center. However, that one basket – a 3-pointer from the top of the key as time expired – lifted the Spartans to a 46-45 win.

Kincaid’s bucket came after he chased down a loose ball and pulled the trigger just in time to cap a comeback effort that saw the Spartans trail most of the game.

“We just didn’t execute our game plan very well for most of the day,” Richmond coach Duane Bastob said. “They executed their game plan better than we did and I’m sure it was a pretty tough loss for them to take because they played well. We’ve been on the other end of those games before. Defensively, I thought we played much better than we have been, but we did a nice job of fighting back when things weren’t going our way.”

It was a tough shooting day for the Spartans as they hit just 33 percent from the field – including 8 of 29 outside the arc.

Reid Summers ended the contest with a game-high 24 points to lead Richmond, now 6-2 for the season, while Chris Flowers, a 6-7 junior forward, paced the Bulldogs with 21 points. Trenton falls to 6-4 for the season.

The complete story is in the Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 Richmond News.

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