Four quarters wasn't enough to seperate Erath County neighbors Stephenville and Dublin Tuesday as it was the Yellow Jackets who squeaked out a win in overtime.
In the beginning it was all Stephenville's show.
The Dublin offense was ice cold allowing Stephenville to run out to 16-4 lead with less than two minutes remaining.
Late in the first however, the Lions put themselves in even more of a hole after the game's emotions boiled over resulting in a technical foul following a personal foul which allowed Stephenville to shoot four consecutive free throws. Before the buzzer rang on the first quarter, Stephenville held a large 27-10 lead.
In the second quarter Dublin's offense and traveling fan base brought them back into the game, despite their 17-point deficit.
The Lions began the quarter on a 17-5 run, cutting Stephenville's lead to five, 32-27. Minutes later, Dublin had somehow cut Stephenville's lead to only one at halftime, 43-42, after outscoring the Yellow Jackets 32-16 in the second quarter.
Both teams came out of halftime somewhat cold from the field, but Dublin kept pouring it on from downtown and later took their first lead 47-44, with more than four minutes remaining in the quarter.
Eventually Stephenville battled back, but found themselves on the wrong side of a 59-58 scoreline heading into the game's final eight minutes.
The two teams couldn't seperate themselves from one another in the fourth quarter, aside from a brief five-point, 73-68, lead Stephenville seized with close to three minutes remaining.
That lead, like all of the others wasn't safe as Dublin clawed back eventually tying the game at 74 with 1:40 remaining. From there, neither team could seperate themselves sending the Erath County neighbors into overtime.
Early in the extra period Dublin appeared to have seized control, but a couple of turnovers and Stephenville layups later, it was the home team that found themselves with the lead. It was no small lead either, Stephenville eventually found themselves on a 10-0 run to take a double-digit lead which later sealed the 90-81 victory.