Andy Hart sank four free throws and Bill Courtney made two to give Lee a triple-overtime 90-84 win over Bethesda-Chevy Chase in a first-round game in the Hayfield Invitational Christmas Tournament last night at Lee.
Madison, ignited by guards Craig Saunders and Jess Hatch, ran away from Theodore Roosevelt in the middle two periods and recorded a 71-56 victory in the other first-round game.
Lee (6-0) will play Madison (5-1) in a semifinal at Hayfield tonight at 9. Paint Branch meets Hayfield or Landon in the other semifinal at 7.
In consolation games today, Roosevelt faces B-CC at 3 and Cardozo plays Hayfield or Landon at 5.
B-CC, which trailed by as many as 12 points in the second half, battled back to tie the game in regulation, 69-69, on a layup by Tanimu Umaro (21 points) with one second to play. A three-pointer by B-CC's Ronald Manning (28 points) with five seconds left sent the game into a second overtime.
Manning and Mike Smith (17 points, 16 rebounds) fouled out in the second overtime, but only after Manning's third straight basket put his team ahead, 82-77, with 1:30 left.
Three free throws and a crucial three-pointer by Lee's Jeff Jividen (23 points) and two free throws by Tyrone Jenkins pulled the Lancers within a basket, 84-82, with 49 seconds to play.
Jenkins missed three one-and-one situations in the final 41 seconds and Lee forced another overtime when Jividen sank a 17-footer with nine seconds remaining.
B-CC went scoreless in the third overtime, failing to score on seven possessions. Bill Courtney (20) made one of two free throws for what turned out to be the winning point with 2:52 left.
Hart then sank four more from the line and Courtney another to finally give the Lancers the victory.
Madison couldn't get its offense in gear in the first period, missing six of its first seven shots and four of its first five free throws. But the hustling Warhawks played good defense, forcing numerous Roosevelt turnovers in taking a 14-10 first-period lead.
"We were trying to force things early and didn't control the game the way I would have liked," said Madison Coach George McLean. "We didn't play great defense either. But Craig picked up the tempo and he and Jess settled us down and we were able to execute better."
But Madison led only 19-18 before Hatch (22 points) and Saunders (16) began getting open shots. Hatch had four points, B.J. Runyon (15) had three points and Saunders made a three-point shot in helping their team lead, 31-21, at intermission.
Madison took over in the third quarter. While Roosevelt was going scoreless for more than four minutes (zero for five from the floor and three turnovers), Madison ran off eight straight points, two of the baskets by Saunders.
Saunders, the point guard, added another basket and two assists; B.J. Runyon had two baskets, and Hatch had a breakaway layup and two free throws in the remaining 2:30 of the period as Madison grabbed a commanding 51-34 lead going into the final eight minutes.
Flint Hill 80: Pine Bluff (Ark.) 72:
The Falcons, whose winning streak was stopped at 59 games in Hawaii, rebounded to win a nationally televised game in the semifinals of the King Cotton Classic. Arron Bane led Flint Hill with 24 points and Reggie Chambers had 19.
DeMatha 90, Socastee (N.C.) 51:
Jerrod Mustaf scored 26 points to lead the Stags to a first-round win in the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Mustaf set a tournament record with 19 rebounds for the Stags (9-0).