FAIRFIELD — —
Waco Robinson’s Jacob Fuentes made a layup with two seconds left to clinch the Rockets 55-51 victory over No. 4 Kerens on Thursday in the opening round of the Fairfield Tournament.
Kerens (4-2) will play the loser of the Fairfield-Whitesboro in a consolation game at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
The Bobcats made a valiant rally, trailing most of the game. Tobyus Thomas made a layup with 5:30 left in the game to give Kerens its first lead since 5-4.
But Robinson responded and snapped a 43-43 tie with 1:18 left in the game on a three-point by Daylan McWhorter.
Thomas sent the game into overtime with a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 46-46.
Robinson led throughout overtime, but a layup by Thomas with 27 seconds left pulled Kerens within 53-51. But the Bobcats failed to foul Robinson to get one last possession and Fuentes found himself wide open under the basket for the game-clinching hoop.
Blooming Grove 63, Trinidad 21: Jacob Conger scored 17 points as Blooming Grove drilled Trinidad 63-21 on Thursday in an opening round game at the Frost Tournament.
Juanya Pyburn and Daniel Pelzel added 11 each for the Lions, who improved to 6-2 on the season. The Lions play Milford at 8:25 a.m. Friday morning.
Hubbard 54, Caldwell 52: Jordan Johnson scored 14 points and Dylan Harris added 10 points as Hubbard defeated Caldwell 54-52 on Thursday in the opening round of the Franklin Tournament.
Casen Martin added nine points. Bradley Walker had five points and D’Warren Simmons had four.
Hubbard lost its second day of the game to Franklin.
Rice 52 Avalon 41: Rice won its opening game of the Frost Tournament, beating Avalon. Rice (5-4) plays Valley Mills at 11:15 a.m. Friday morning.
Dawson 63, Avalon 56: Caleb Grant had 19 points as Dawson moved into Saturday’s consolation game at the Frost Tournament with a 63-56 win over Avalon.
Marvin Manning added 15 points and Lane Dotson had 12. Dawson (4-8) will play Trinidad at 11:25 Saturday in the consolation final.
Valley Mills 55, Dawson 44: Marvin Manning scored 18 points and Caleb Grant had 15 as Dawson (3-8) lost to Valley Mills 55-44 in its opening game Thursday at the Frost Tournament.