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Tigers' comeback bid falls just short
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Eagles Landing went on a decisive 14-0 run over the final six minutes of the second quarter and held on for a 52-51 win over Bradwell Institute in the Class AAAAA boys basketball state tournament Saturday.

The visiting Tigers fought back to tie the game late, erasing the Golden Eagles’ six-point lead with 1:11 play on Tahshaun Frasier’s three-point play. Chris Morris, however, turned a dunk into a three-point play with 28 seconds left to give Eagles Landing the lead back for good.

Morris was assessed a technical foul following the play but the Tigers converted just one of the two resulting free throws.

Eagles Landing’s big run gave the Golden Eagles a 26-14 halftime lead.

Sophomore Chris Perry led Bradwell with 15 points, and Tahshaun Frasier added 12 points. Junior Jordan Stevens scored 10 points.

The Tigers, who struggled from the free throw line in the Region 1-AAAAA semifinals and finals, were 18 of 23 on foul shots Saturday, a 78.3% clip.

Bradwell’s season ends at 22-7. Eagles Landing, the 2021 Class AAAAA state champ, will meet Tri-Cities in the Elite Eight.

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