GAME STORY: Cooper boys slip past Abilene High in overtime to win crosstown classic

At several points during Friday night’s epic between the Abilene High and Cooper boys basketball teams, it appeared the Eagles had finally landed a stiff enough blow to knock out their archrival.

But while the Cougars may have been staggered a time or two in the second half, they never hit the canvas in a 78-74 overtime victory that will go down as a crosstown classic for those who played in the game and packed Cougar Gym to watch it.

Trailing by six points midway through the fourth quarter and by five with less than two minutes to play, Cooper countered every AHS punch with one of its own in regulation, before finally landing the match-ender in OT to win a thrilling — and draining — affair.

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