Posted On: 02/14/20 10:55 AM

DAVENPORT -- The #2 team in Class 4A got more than they wanted from a feisty Davenport North squad on Thursday night, escaping with a 44-43 road win that clinched North Scott at least a share of the MAC title. 

A slow moving first half saw North Scott build an 18-12 halftime edge. They controlled the game for a majority of the second half, until things started to get interesting late.

Trailing 42-36 with a little under two minutes to play, North's junior wing Jayden Houston was fouled on a 3. He went 2-3 from the line, cutting the North Scott lead to 42-38. The Wildcats then forced a turnover with 1:17 left. Houston rebounded a missed 3 by Sam Wellman, put it back in and was fouled. He made the free throw, cutting it to 42-41, 57.8 seconds left. North Scott threw the ensuing inbounds pass away, giving the Wildcats the ball back. On the ensuing possession, fellow junior wing Quincy Wiseman drove to the rim and score, giving North a 43-42 lead. 

A reach-in foul was called on North with 19.0 to play, sending Sam

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