Shedrick drains 3-pointer to lift Lakers to 66-64 win over Montevallo
Morrow, GA – A 3-pointer by forward Charles Shedrick with three seconds remaining Saturday put the perfect ending on a perfect Homecoming at Clayton State University.
Shedrick's game-winning shot came after Montevallo's Danny Cummins missed two free throws, setting the play with 25 seconds left in the game. After a Laker timeout, Shedrick took a pass from guard Tony Dukes on the right wing, slipped a defender then drained a 3-pointer for the win.
Clayton State trailed by three points, 64-61, with 1:01 left in the contest before forward Omari Murray made a basket to pull the Lakers within one.
The win over Montevallo, the Peach Belt Conference's top team from the West, evens Clayton State's record at 11-11 and 7-8 in league play. The Falcons fall to 15-7 overall and 11-4 in the PBC. Clayton State will return to action on Thursday, traveling to face Georgia College in Milledgeville.
The game against Montevallo was tight throughout with nine lead changes and the scored tied on seven different occasions. Clayton State led 30-28 at halftime.
Murray led Clayton State with 14 points, hitting 6-of-9 shots from the field. Dukes finished with 13 points, six assists and three steals. Center Andrew Bachanov had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Juron Dobbs finished with 10 points, hitting 4-of-6 from the floor.
For Montevallo, forward Troran Brown finished with 22 points and nine assists. Guard Ryan May had 15 points, followed center Drico Hightower with 13 points and eight rebounds. Forward Marvin Fitzgerald chipped in nine points and pulled 11 rebounds.
Clayton State shot 46 percent (23-of-50) from the field and held Montevallo to 42 percent (23-of-55). The Lakers also shot well from behind the 3-point arc, draining 9-of-21 shots for 43 percent, while the Falcons only made 31 percent, making 5-of-16.