Lane Pearson

South's Lane Pearson drives toward the basket with the ball in this file photo from earlier in the season. Pearson scored 15 points for the Trojans Monday in their 34-32 win at Harris Middle School.

The South Middle School Trojans beat the Harris Eagles 34-32 in overtime on the road Monday for their first win of the season.

After several close losses early in the season, the Trojans finally got the ball to bounce their way as they grabbed the victory.

South got off to a slow start in the contest with the Eagles taking an early advantage on the scoreboard.

The Trojans trailed 9-2 after one quarter.

However, the Trojans got their offense going in the second quarter as they completely flipped the scoreboard in their favor.

They led 17-11 at halftime.

The offensive pace of the Trojans slowed in the second half while the Eagles began to chip away at the lead.

The Trojans led 23-20 going into the final period.

The Trojans did what they could to win in regulation, but it would not be enough as the Eagles tied the score up to force overtime.

However, the Trojans would prove victorious in the extra period as they allowed just one point on the defensive end while a basket from Lane Pearson and a free throw by Ethan Farris put them in front for good.

Pearson led the Trojans with 15 points for the game, followed by Farris with seven points and Caydon Bradford with six.

Aydin Horton scored four points and Kai Baker scored two.

With the win, the Trojans improved to 1-7 on the season.

They will next play Wednesday against North Middle School at Franklin County High School. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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