Dexter boys basketball comes up short against Inkster, 44-43
ROMULUS -- All a team can ask for is a chance to win the game.
The Dexter High School boys basketball team had plenty of them against Inkster at Saturday's Romulus Holiday Classic. But the Dreadnaughts couldn’t get a basket late to put away the Vikings and lost, 44-43, in the opening game of the event's second day.
With 2.8 seconds left in the game, Dexter came out of a timeout with an inbound opportunity beneath its own hoop. Dexter senior center Dave Lamore went up for an alley-oop off the inbound, but Inkster’s Donald Owens intercepted the pass, ending the game.
The intercepted alley-oop ended the fifth straight possession that Dexter had a chance to tie or go ahead in the final 1:30. But the Dreadnaughts missed a free throw, were 0-for-2 from the field with a shot blocked and had two turnovers.
Dexter forced two turnovers and Inkster missed the front end of its own one-and-one free throw in the same span, making for an exciting series of events to end the game.
“Our main focus was to come out, play hard, do what we do, and I think we did that. But, I mean, at the end we just made some critical turnovers,” said Lamore, who finished with a game-high 16 points.