Of all of Tyrese Heard’s 26 points on Tuesday, the one he scored with a second left mattered the most.
The Teague senior helped his team battle back from nine points down with less than two minutes to play in regulation to pull out a 72-69 victory over Palestine Westwood in overtime.
Heard drew a foul with 1.1 seconds to play and the Lions trailing 60-59. He made one of his two free throws to tie the game and send it to an extra period, and Teague (21-8 overall, 12-0 in 18-3A) used its newfound momentum to outscore Westwood, 12-9, in OT to claim the win.
The victory should provide Teague, a regional tournament team in 2016, with a lift as the UIL boys basketball playoffs get rolling on Monday.
Heard added 11 rebounds and five steals to go with his 26 points, while Mylan Shed contributed 22 points, six boards and five steals.