Penn Wood falls in OT on Jones’ buzzer-beating three

Penn Wood’s Javon Lindsey-Terell soars high for two of his 19 points. The junior guard hit a go-ahead basket in overtime before Lower Merion stole the win with a 3-pointer at the buzzer. (Digital First Media/Robert J. Gurecki)

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By Matthew De George

Terrell Jones knew why he didn’t start Friday’s District One Class AAAA first-round game.

The Lower Merion forward may not have understood but accepted why he played sparingly in the third quarter. And he couldn’t recall how many shots he’d taken in his unusually disjointed time on the court.

But by the time the ball found its way unsteadily into his hands on an inbounds with 6.7 seconds left in overtime, none of that mattered.

Jones nailed a 28-footer from the top of the key with 2.2 seconds to play, leading No. 11 Lower Merion to a 68-66 win over No. 22 Penn Wood.

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