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Lebanon squeaks past Waynesville on Thursday

Makayah Alexander scores 19 points to help lead LHS to key win


It took overtime on Thursday night at Waynesville High School, but the Lebanon High School girls’ basketball team squeaked out a crucial Ozark Conference win over the Tigers, 58-54.

With the Lady ‘Jackets (14-6 overall) trailing 52-50 in regulation, head coach Jacky Payne drew up a play for senior Jenna Glendenning where she converted a tough layup to tie the game with just three seconds remaining to force the extra time.

“That is a play I have been running for a lot of years,” Payne mentioned after the game. “It was to get the ball in her hands where she (Glendenning) can drive for a layup or have a lob option over the top if she saw it was there, but she drove in there and made a great play.”

In overtime, LHS dominated for most of the period, outscoring Waynesville 6-2, including a clutch two-point basket by freshman Raegan McCowan and four made free throws from Glendenning.

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