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It's all in the timing. Stanfield's Robbie Shirley times his leap to control the ball in the opening tipoff.

Stanfield Beats Ione In Overtime

Tigers win 61-59

Posted Monday January 5, 2009

STANFIELD - The Stanfield Tigers defeated the Ione Cardinals 61-59 in overtime on Saturday, January 3, 2009.

The Tigers took a 12 point lead in the first four minutes of the first period 14-2. Tyler Hawkins, Kameron Watson, Chase Erwert and Hector Esquivel had a big period hitting from the field and at the freethrow line. Stanfield lead at the end of the first 23-14.

Stanfield outscored Ione 17-13 in the second period controlling the game and taking a 40-27 lead into halftime.

Ione outscored Stanfield 21-10 in the third period closing within two points 48-50.

Ione then outscored Stanfield again in the fourth 9-7 to tie it at the end of regulation 57-57. Tiger Robbie Shirley hit two freethrows at 1:38 to tie it at 57 and send the game into overtime.

Ione took the early 59-57 lead two minutes into the four minute overtime. Tyler Hawkins then tied it up when he scored for the Tigers on a layup on a fast break. Then with 24 seconds to go Robbie Shirley of Stanfield scored a two point shot to give the Tigers the win.

LEFT and RIGHT - Chase Erwert of Stanfield eyes the basket then takes the shot during the first half of the game with Ione on Saturday.

Matt Hams of Ione drives into the Stanfield defense during the game on Saturday.

LEFT - Tyler Hawkins of Stanfield works his way around an Ione defender. RIGHT - Robbie Shirley of Stanfield squeezes his way through Ione defenders during the second half of the game on Saturday.

LEFT - Stanfield's Robbie Shirley gets doubleteamed by Ione defenders during the game on Saturday. RIGHT - Tyler Hawkins of Stanfield looks for an open teammate to pass to.

Hector Esquivel of Stanfield grabs a rebound and spins away from Ione defenders.

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