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Late-game spurt carries Knights past Demons
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L-ES DANIEL QUATTLEBAUM goes over NCs Omar Johnson (10) Antonio Parks (13) for a basket in Mondays game.
A literal misstep on Lugoff-Elgin’s part turned what could have been a seat-squirming finish into a ho-hum ending.Trialing host North Central, 39-36, with 2:08 left in Monday’s game at the Castle, the Demons were called for a lane violation on a made free throw. Some 25 seconds later, after a trio of missed layups by the Demons, the Knights used two baskets to extend their lead to seven points before pulling away to a 49-37 win.The victory gave NC (4-2) the sweep of the season series with its in-county rivals, which fell to 0-7 on the season in a tough-luck loss.The lane violation and the missed bunnies which followed left first-year Demons boss Garrett Knight shaking his head as he gathered towels left on his team’s bench.“It snowballed from there,” he said. “We couldn’t hit an outside shot so that we could call a time out and try to set up our defense.