Harrow, Walton Lose in Regionals, 95-91

ALPHARETTA, GA -- As his Walton teammates were warming up at the halftime break against region rival Milton, Ryan Harrow couldn't help but lay down on the bench and try to recharge his battery.

As his Walton teammates were warming up at the halftime break against region rival Milton, Ryan Harrow couldn't help but lay down on the bench and try to recharge his battery.

The NC State bound junior was up the night before with a sinus infection and was at the doctor on Saturday morning. He came straight to the game from the doctor.

He pumped in 18 points in the first half of the third place game of the regional tournament game against Walton. Harrow missed only one shot in the first 16 minutes of action and tapped into every ounce of energy he had.

So it didn't come as a big surprise to see Harrow trying to refuel every ounce of energy he could muster.

"I felt the worse right then," Harrow said. "I wasn't sure if I could even go back in after that but I had to play for my team and play as hard as I could."

Harrow looked physically drained in the second half, particularly in the third quarter. It took him nearly six minutes to score his first shot.

Deep into the fourth quarter Harrow made an open court steal and score to bring the game within three but Milton held on to the lead until the buzzer and won 95-91 in the consolation game of the Region 6-AAAAA tournament.

"It was hard. I wasn't moving as fast and I couldn't do everything that I wanted to do," Harrow said.

Harrow finished with 31 points on 12-of-20 shooting. He grabbed three rebounds and recorded three steals and three assists. Georgia Tech bound teammate Glen Rice scored 11 points in the defeat but grabbed seven rebounds and handed out seven assists.

Milton was paced by the steady balance of its youth. Sophomore Shannon Scott led the way with 22 points. Freshman Evan Nolte put in 21 while sophomores Dai-Jon Parker scored 18 and Julian Royal scored 12 points.


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