The Tampa Bay Rebels withstood a fourth quarter surge from the Heartland Prowl and came away with a 110-107 victory on Saturday, July 12th in Lake Wales.
Trailing late in the final period, the Rebels rallied behind strong defensive play to put the game within striking distance coming down the stretch. Brandon Davis hit the last of his 9 3-pointer on the evening with just under 1 minute left to put the Rebels ahead 106-105. After Prowl forward Mark St. Fort scored a basket with 42.6 seconds left, which pushed the home team back ahead at 107-106, Tampa Bay guard Jerome Clyburn hit a layup with 29.6 seconds to give the Rebels the lead for good at 108-107. Cory Lemons then knocked down 2 free-throws to extend the lead to 110-107 with under 10 seconds left to play.
Davis finished with 36 points, shooting 9 of 15 from long range, to go along with 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. Point guard Cory Lemons scored 21 points, handed out 14 assists, and grabbed 8 rebounds for Tampa Bay.
The Rebels, who improved to 8-2 with the victory, will travel to Orlando on July 19th to face the Florida Flight before returning home on July 26th to close out the regular season against the Palm Beach Knights.
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