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Bonny buries bucket to complete Bucks comeback
 January 10, 2013

LYNCHBURG, TN (January 10, 2013) – Sean Gardner stole an inbounds pass with 25 seconds to play and the score tied, then found teammate JC Bonny for an open 12-foot basket that proved to be the game winner as the Motlow Bucks overcame an eight point deficit with five minutes to play and beat Snead State 67-65 at Copperweld Arena on Wednesday.

The win raised the Bucks record to 10-2 overall heading into a Saturday afternoon home contest with non-conference opponent Mid-Continent College, with tipoff scheduled for 4 p.m. Motlow will then embark on a four-game road trip, beginning with a stop in Memphis to face TCCAA rival Southwest Tennessee on Friday, Jan. 18.

Motlow’s Kevonta Black hit his only bucket of the night to give his team a 28-27 lead early in the second half after they trailed 27-24 at halftime. It proved to be the last lead Motlow would hold in the game until the final basket, which came seconds after Bucks’ forward Perrin Buford scored to create the 65-65 tie.

The visiting Parsons surged to a 50-37 advantage with 12 minutes remaining before Motlow’s Chris Hawkins began to take over. Hawkins, playing in his first game since early in the season due to an injury, repeatedly drove to the basket and either scored or got fouled, or both, as the Bucks chipped away at the lead.

Motlow still trailed by seven points, 65-58, when Gardner connected on a three-point shot with 1:50 left to play to cut the deficit to four.

Unofficially, Hawkins led Motlow in scoring with 17 points and had five rebounds and two assists. Gardner scored 12 points, while Bonny had all 10 of his points in the second half. Darryl Bond led the Bucks with seven rebounds, while Buford added six.

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