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RHS: Last-second loss

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With that much time remaining at the Bearcats’ gymnasium — an estimated 1,800 fans jammed into the facility for the Class 5-A quarterfinal round showdown — senior Chris Thompson of East Ascension leaped high for a rebound and then put a shot back in for the difference maker in a 54-53 victory.

Before the 6-2 guard made the biggest basket of his career, the Spartans (33-2) were trailing 53-52 following two throws by RHS All-State candidate and Louisiana Tech University signee Josh Brown with 23.8 seconds to play.

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