Kinston Prevails In OT

Although Deacon signee Jeremy Ingram injured his right knee in the second quarter of Kinston's playoff win over Manteo, the shooting guard was able to return just a quarter later to help Kinston to a thrilling overtime win.

DeaconSports spoke with Kinston High School's Jeremy Ingram Wednesday night, shortly after his Kinston squad won an overtime game against Manteo. Kinston defeated Manteo 51-49.

Although Ingram was injured early in Wednesday's game, Ingram was able to return to the game to help Kinston survive. "I don't know how many I scored, but we ended up winning and that's what matters," Ingram said. "I think I played pretty good except the injury to my knee. In the first quarter, I had 12 points alone. I went down early in the 2nd and when I got back in the gym, it was the third quarter and it was just 24-22 in our favor."

"I talked my coaches into letting me go in and got some more scores," Ingram continued. "I hit the three that got us into overtime."

What happened to his knee that caused him to miss a quarter of action?

"On a hustle play, we were in the fullcourt man-to-man press and I stopped wrong and my knee popped a little bit. Everything's still straight, I just put a brace on it and went out and played later in the game. It was my right knee but we don't think it's anything major." "We have practice tomorrow and I'm going to go on it tomorrow and see how it feels," Ingram said. "I'll play Friday night though, I know that."

Ingram and his Kinston teammates will play the winner of Pender County and C.B. Aycock Friday night.

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