Terriers fall short in OT against Kings

The Moore Haven Terriers rallied to tie the game against Southwest Florida Christian in the fourth quarter, but fell in overtime 60-65 to the Kings in their game on Dec. 15 at Moore Haven High School.

After falling behind 27-14 in the first half, the Terriers rallied and put up 38 points in the second half while holding the Kings to 25 to force overtime.

In overtime the Terriers and Kings battled back and forth in front of the hometown Moore Haven crowd, with Southwest Florida Christian ultimately coming away with the victory.

Moore Haven senior John Cox led the team in scoring with 20 points, hitting five three-pointers in the course of the game.

Cox is coming off a record breaking season with the Terriers varsity football team which saw Moore Haven secure both it’s first unbeaten regular season and it’s first home playoff victory in school history.

Moore Haven freshman Nate Crawford scored 11 points, with junior Jacob Smith, senior Al Gary Jr. and sophomore’s Kelton Hallback and Robert Harris all scoring six points in the game.

Robert Harris led the team in rebounds against Southwest Florida Christian with eight, while Al Gary Jr. had six.

Moore Haven last saw Southwest Florida Christian in the district semi-finals during the 2016 season, where they lost 71-31. The Kings would go on to the regional semifinals before being knocked out by eventual state champions Orlando Christian Prep.

John Cox also leads the team in scoring thus far in the season, with 54 points. While freshman Donovan Harris and Jacob Smith are not far behind with 52 points and 50 points respectively.

Meanwhile Robert Harris is sixth in the district in rebounds with 40 total.

The loss dropped Moore Haven to 3-3 as they head into their game against the Lake Placid Dragons on Dec. 21 at Lake Placid High School.

The Dragons are winless, coming into game with an 0-6 record.

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