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Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 11:14 pm | Updated: 2:37 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Antonio Moore didn’t put Chandler Hamilton over the hump Tuesday night, but he did buy some extra time so Jack Cone and Micah Fetters could.

Moore sank a 3-point shot with 2.7 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Fetters (17 points) and Cone did most of the offensive work in the extra session as the host Huskies rallied past Gilbert Mesquite, 66-62, in a 5A-I Fiesta Region boys basketball game.

Moore’s trey from the right baseline tied the game at 55 to send the game to overtime and cap a rally that saw the Huskies (12-6, 2-1) claw away at what was a 15-point Mesquite (11-7, 0-2) lead. It was Moore’s only points in the second half and overtime. Cone’s layup to begin overtime put Hamilton ahead for the first time since early in the first period.

The Huskies never trailed again.

“We had set up a play that didn’t work too well and luckily Micah ad-libbed and got the ball to Antonio,” Hamilton coach Kevin Hartwig said of their last possession of regulation. “We had too many turnovers and didn’t play smart a lot of the time. But we battled and stayed in it.”

Cone, a 6-foot-1 sophomore guard, didn’t score in the first half. Only three Hamilton players did as they suffered through a 7-for-25 shooting performance from the field in the first half.

Cone finished with a game-high 19 points, 11 in the third period to start Hamilton back from its 32-17 deficit at intermission.

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