Uplift clinches third place with tight win over Fenwick

Box Score

Down four points in the second quarter, Uplift used a 13-2 run to pull ahead and held on to defeat Fenwick 69-65 Friday night. With the win, the Titans finished in third place during the tournament. 

Uplift’s Markese Jacobs led all scorers with 21 points and made 4-of-7 three-point attempts. Toraze Dobbs scored 13 points while Damarius Jacobs and Deion Jackson both added 12.

DJ Steward led Fenwick with 20 points and AJ Nixon scored 14, including 3-of-4 three-pointers. Jamal Nixon recorded a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds.  

Fenwick led 19-15 with 5:27 left in the second quarter before Uplift rallied. The Titans finished the first half on a 13-2 run, including a three-pointer from Dobbs at the buzzer. Uplift carried a 28-21 advantage into halftime.

Uplift extended its lead to 46-32 on Joe Todd’s three-pointer with 36 seconds left in the third quarter. Fenwick used a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter go up 59-56 with 2:59 remaining.

Fenwick was called for a defensive foul and technical foul on the same play with 1:23 remaining and Uplift buried 3-of-4 free throws to go up 65-60. Dobbs’ layup on the next play put the Titans up 67-60 and secured the win.

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