At Mallett Gym in Lee, the host Pandas battled through foul trouble and the hot hand of Washington Academy’s Gage Feeney to pull out a victory in a battle of two of the top Class C teams . Jay Chen paced Lee with 22 points.
Down 59 – 53 with 5 minutes remaining , Lee Academy ended the game on a 20-5 run highlighted by a 10 for 10 performance from the free-throw line.
Along with Chen, two other players scored in double-figures for Lee with Charles Tung-Fang netting 16 and Cherif Fall registering a double-double with 10 rebounds to go with his 14 points.
After being held scoreless in first quarter, the Raiders’ Gage Feeney exploded for 32 points over last three quarters to lead all scorers. Austin Seavey recorded 13 points and Kyle Taylor had 9. Lee Academy improves to 14-3 while the Raiders fall to 11-5.
Washington Acad. 10 32 52 64
Lee Acad. 17 33 48 73
Washington Acad.: Taylor 9, Varney , MacLean 6,
Feeney 32, Seavey 13, Pineo, Massad 4
Lee Acad.: Thurlow, D. Peters 5, K, Peters 4, Chen 22, Tung-Fang 16, Wang 8, Socobasin, Fall 14, Mallett 5, Tsoungui
3-pt. goals: Feeney 5, MacLean 2, Chen 4, Tung-Fang 2, Taylor, D. Peters