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January 23, 2013

Clutch at the line: PHOTOS

Bees connect late to edge Colts, 51-48

PLEASANT VALLEY — Clutch free-throw shooting allowed the Bees to prevail.

On Tuesday evening at The Hive in the heart of East Fairmont High School, East Fairmont’s boys’ basketball squeaked past Philip Barbour, 51-48.

Put yourself in this situation — with 47 seconds remaining in the game, your team is up 45-43 and you’re at the free-throw line.

Your team’s success is in the palm of your hand.

Do you drill the buckets, while showing you are a clutch player? Or do you clinch up and choke ... disappointing your teammates and school?

For 5-8 senior, Tony Hayes, he chose the first option — having ice in his veins, while dropping a pair of free throws — to give EFHS a 47-43 lead late.

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