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WEST MEMPHIS -- Kevin Fulton hit a running 10-foot shot with 2.3 seconds remaining to lift Nettleton to a 39-37 victory over West Memphis.

It was the third consecutive victory for Nettleton on West Memphis' home floor.

"I don't think anybody's done that have they?" said Nettleton Coach Mark McCord. "Anytime you beat West Memphis on their home floor ... that's something."

West Memphis senior Jamal Macklin gave his team its first lead of the night when he made a steal near mid-court and drove for a layup to give the Blue Devils a 37-36 lead with 55.4 seconds to play.

Nettleton (9-6, 2-1 5A-East) ran the clock down to 11.5 seconds and called the first of a series of timeouts by both teams.

When play resumed, West Memphis' Cavin Paige deflected the inbound pass deep into the Blue Devils' end of the floor, but it was chased down by Fulton. The Nettleton point guard then freed himself of Paige and his floater in the lane was good.

Jarquavious Cain stole the ensuing inbound pass and made a free throw to set the final margin.

Fulton and Marion McFadden each scored nine points to lead Nettleton.

West Memphis (12-4, 1-2) got 14 points and 16 rebounds from junior Chris Moore, while Macklin added 10 points.

Sports on 01/12/2019

Print Headline: Nettleton prevails in closing seconds

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