The Tarboro Vikings blew a 15 point lead in the fourth quarter and a chance to start 2-0 in Two Rivers Conference Friday. They were forced into overtime after not converting on a free throw with eight-tenths of a second left in regulation that would've sealed the win. The Vikings free throw miseries carried over into three overtimes, where they shot just over 15 percent, and the Rocky Mount Prep Jaguars found a way to defeat Tarboro 84-80 in triple overtime.
"We didn't execute like we should have in the latter part of the game," Tarboro coach Reggie Bess said. "We use just four basic plays and we still can't execute. We didn't slow the ball down late in the game to use the clock and then down the stretch we missed way too many free throws."
Bess wasn't pleased with his team's effort, because he said they lacked effort and they thought it was going to be a walk in the park.
He knew that wasn't going to be the case, especially with his former high school coach Don Reams on the opposing sideline.
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