Posted On: 02/22/20 4:00 PM

Since the 3-point shot has become the focal point of the modern-day approach to the game, the classic quandary sometimes now arises when up by three points late in a game - to foul or not to foul? That's what faced North Gwinnett coach Matt Garner Thursday night in a 7A second-round game against East Coweta after unsung hero senior Matt Gilbert (playing for standout junior guard Kobe Jackson, no longer with the team this season) drained a corner 3-ball with 10 seconds left to give his club a 60-57 lead. After a pair of unusual offensive foul calls against each team inside that last 10 seconds gave the ball to East Coweta out of bounds in their half, Garner chose not to foul as the ball came in to EC's stellar senior Chris Youngblood, who cooly stepped back from 2 defenders and sunk a 22-footer at the buzzer to tie it and force overtime.

One overtime wasn't enough however, but both teams seemed mentally spent in the 2nd extra frame (and stagnant with stars Brandon Stoud of EC and JR Martin of NG fouled-out on

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