Brady Carter was playing like his hair was on fire.
The Andover senior hit nearly every three-point shot he took and knocked down what looked like the game winner with 10 seconds to play against Eisenhower, Tuesday night. But whatever magic he and the Trojans had in regulation didn't carry over to overtime, falling 68-60 in overtime.
Andover was outscored 11-3 in the extra period.
Carter finished with 22 points, leading his team. He nearly stole the show from Eisenhower's (5-1) stud junior who dropped in 24 for the night. Evans averages 32 points through five games this season.
Evans made maybe the play of the first half of the prep season when Carter got loose on a fast break, going up for the layup and was swatted away by Evans. The two battled all night, getting open looks for their teammates down low and outside, for Brennan Stemple who finished right behind with 23 points. Andover (4-2) led 30-23 at the break.
Didn't sound too exciting in the first half? Good - the second half was much better. Eisenhower doubled up the hosts in the third period and Evans came alive, hitting from in and outside the arc, and chasing down Carter on the offensive end for another block, then goin coast to coast with the rebound for a bucket and two of his three free throws.
Eisenhower eventually retook the lead but it was insurmountable. The Trojans stayed shot for shot most of the second half and trailed just 56-54 with 30 seconds left in the game. A missed shot rebounded gave them new life and then when Stemple passed to Carter in the corner, he gave the whole team new life when his shot landed.
Problem was now Eisenhower had a chance to answer. After the ball popped out of bounds, the inbounds play into Matthew Morriss left him with a foul and a chance to tie, maybe win the game. He knocked down the first, missed the second. Overtime it is.
All Eisenhower in the extra period and thus, they walk out with the victory.