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December 10, 2013

Boys basketball: Gardendale 72, Carver-Birmingham 66 (OT)

BIRMINGHAM — Quantarrius Wilson led Gardendale with 19 points, but none were as important as the bucket he sank with 1.5 seconds to play that forced overtime at Carver, leading to a 72-66 win in a key Class 6A Area 12 matchup Tuesday.

Allen Williams scored six of the Rockets' 14 points in the extra period. But more importantly, Gardendale held Rod Johnson of the Rams (4-6, 0-2) scoreless in overtime, after he had scored 30 in regulation play.

Austin Hicks scored 17 points and pulled down 15 rebounds, and Marcus Coley scored 10 for the Rockets (7-1, 1-0 area).

Johnson's 30-point effort included six 3-point baskets.

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