TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The last time the Leon and Lincoln boys basketball teams squared off, Lincoln won a thriller in overtime. Friday's Class 8A District Two Championship game? Another thriller.
Leon Lion Tyrell Jones hit a monster three with under a minute to play to tied things at 64. Lincoln couldn't respond, so for the second time this season, the two rivals went to overtime.
Leon was able to get within a point, but fell 74-73, and the win, an emotional one for Lincoln, who's head coach was suspended last week.
"My guys worked hard. They fought hard. They played hard," said interim head coach Ray Daily. "They could have let stuff get down on them, but they decided to stick together as a team, stay focused on our job that we had to do and that's what Lincoln High School and Lincoln basketball is all about."
In Class 6A, the Godby Cougars squared off with rival Rickards, the only team to deal the Cougars a loss this season. Godby held off a late charge from Rickards to win 61 to 52 to claim the District Two Championship.
"We played hard, I mean Rickards is a heck of a team, it's hard, I mean it's always tough, it's a rivalry," said Godby head coach Andy Colville. "l wish we weren't in the same district but we are, and you know, now the main thing is we get to host Thursday night."
In Class 4A, Maclay was led by Chas Dudley's 31 points, but it wasn't enough to beat PK Yonge. Marauders fell 78-63 in the District One title game.
In Class 2A, Aucilla Christian trailed Tallavana Christian 29-28 at halftime of the District One Championship game, but thanks to Timothy Finlayson's 27 points and ten rebounds, they exploded in the second half, winning 72-53.
In Class 1A, the Madison County Cowboys claimed the District Five Championship with the 66-30 victory over Hamilton County.