Posted On: 01/10/19 3:01 PM

It would take two overtimes to decide a pivotal Class 5A-District 15 contest between Miami Booker T. Washington and Gulliver Prep in Pinecrest on Wednesday night.

The showdown was tied 59-all at the end of regulation, and 63-63 after one extra period, before Booker T. Washington prevailed, 77-73, to sweep the season series.

BTW (9-2 overall) leads the four-team district at 4-0. Gulliver is 7-7 overall, 2-2 in the district. Here are 5 Takeaways from Pinecrest:

BTW seven deep

The Tornadoes have a lot of pieces: two extremely talented sophomore football players to provide height, athleticism and toughness; a solid lineup that goes seven deep; and everyone on the team handles the ball well.

Booker T. Washington does not turn it over and hits the glass at both ends. Seniors Edward Bailey, Ames Dixon and Chris Noel mesh well with sophomores Jacorey Brooks and Donell Harris

"We practice that every day in practice," Brooks said of taking care of the basketball. "Everybody will guard on the team. Everybody must handle the ball in tight situations in the game so we just prepare for that in practice and it shows on the court."

The 6-foot-3 Brooks is a high-major Division I

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