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Sauras hit 3 at buzzer to down Hounds

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The Greyhounds scored with five seconds left to take the lead on South Stokes — only to see the Sauras sink a three-pointer at the buzzer for the 45-44 win.


The loss drops North Surry to 10-10 overall and 3-6 in the Western Piedmont Conference.


The Hounds had been 3-3 after three straight conference wins, but since have lost three games by an average of six points.


This was the second time that North has lost a league game on a buzzer-beater as Surry Central did that Jan. 17.


And the Hounds fell by just three points to West Stokes and six points to Carver, so Coach Kevin King knows his team has been close several times.


It’s hard to complain about Jacquan Martin’s shot at the buzzer when the team could have put the game out of reach with foul shots, according to King. The Hounds went 11-23 at the foul line, less than 50 percent.


North Surry and South Stokes were set to play today, but moved the game up a day because of snow concerns.


The Hounds were supposed to face Forbush on Wednesday, but because of the weather, the schools at press time were trying to make arrangements to play the game in East Bend today instead.

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