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Heat win overtime thriller

In a thrilling game of basketball at the Northgate Arena on Sunday night, it was the Guildford Heat who came away with the victory as they picked up an 89-92 win over the Cheshire Jets.

In a thrilling game of basketball at the Northgate Arena on Sunday night, it was the Guildford Heat who came away with the victory as they picked up an 89-92 win over the Cheshire Jets to move themselves up into eleventh position in the BBL Championship table.

With the Jets leading 76-69 with three minutes remaining in the game, the Heat tied the game up at 76-76 thanks to a Tayo Ogedengbe basket with 16 seconds left in regulation. The Jets had the opportunity to win the game, but Adam Brown buzzer-beater rimmed out as time expired to send the game into overtime.

In the extra period, the home side jumped out to a four point lead at 82-78, but the Heat fought back once again and took the lead at 83-87 off the back of a 9-1 burst with 41 seconds remaining. A pair of free throws from Julius Joseph made the score 85-92 with five seconds, and despite baskets from Mathew Schneck and Daniel Briglia in the dying seconds, the Heat held on for the all-important victory.

Earlier in the game, both sides traded baskets throughout the majority of the first quarter with the Jets enjoying the lead throughout the whole of the first quarter and ended the period on top 26-22 over the Heat.

In the second quarter both sides continued to trade baskets and some strong defense from both teams saw both sides only hitting 15 points each in the second period to see the Jets head into the locker rooms leading 41-37 at the half.

In the second half a 9-2 run from the home side took the score out to 58-52 and then extended their lead to 10 points at 65-55 with 1:18 left in the period, but the Heat closed the gap slightly to eight points at 67-59 heading into the final stanza.

In the final period both sides traded baskets in the early exchanges of the quarter before the fireworks of the closing moments of regulation and overtime occured. Tayo Ogedengbe (pictured) led all scorers in a thrilling game of basketball with an impressive 32 point haul for the Heat, while Adam Brown led the scoring for the Jets with 23 points for the Jets.

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