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Temple City Defeats Maranatha in OT

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Temple City’s Goren Lee.

Temple City

The Temple City Rams boys basketball team got its season off to a strong start with a 74-69 overtime victory over the Maranatha Minutemen on Wednesday night in the opening game for both schools.

After getting beaten up early by the Maranatha big men, Temple City Head Coach Eric Chin encouraged his team to turn up the heat defensively.

“He told us to pressure them harder and we started getting points some off their turnovers. Then when second half came our team started to set each other up and we started making our threes,” said Rams guard Goren Lee who scored 29 points to lead both teams.

In the overtime period both teams made mistakes and missed easy baskets, but Temple City was able to take advantage at the free throw line as they outscored Maranatha 11-6 in the extra frame.

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