Posted On: 02/25/20 10:47 AM

PLEASANT HILL — Roosevelt had won just six games all season before facing Southeast Polk in the Class 4A playoffs.

Throw out the records, though, as the Roughriders took down the Rams 62-59 in overtime. Roosevelt advanced to the next round, facing Ankeny Centennial at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Roosevelt (7-14) pulled off the upset over Southeast Polk (12-10) thanks to strong performances by Jakari Bradley and Romanique Hellems. The duo combined to score 27 Roughrider points and made some key plays in the second half and overtime.

Both offenses battled back and forth, with Southeast Polk’s Dominic Caggiano coming up with a pair of clutch baskets in the fourth quarter, including an offensive rebound and layup to send the contest to overtime.

Once into overtime, neither team could pull away. Roosevelt clung to three-point lead as Southeast Polk held the ball for one last shot at a second overtime. The final possession was less than ideal, though, as the Rams didn’t get a clean look from deep. James Glenn, who tore it up from distance for most of the evening, hesitated on his initial touch that possession, passed out of a shot, and

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