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Jeremy Roscoe’s clutch three-pointer clinches Uplift’s win over Lincoln Park

Jeremy Roscoe was Uplift’s leading scorer last season, so the easiest part of the game for him Sunday may have been draining the game-winning, buzzer-beating three point shot to give the Titans a 67-66 win over Lincoln Park in the Chi-Town Conference Showdown at Young.

“I got the ball and I was just focused on being cool, calm and collected,” Roscoe said.

The 6-2 senior has taken over point guard duties for Uplift (8-1) this season and is learning on the job.

“We have a new offense so it’s been a challenge learning all the new plays,” Roscoe said. “And I really don’t have any help with the ball.”

Roscoe is the Titans’ only real ball-handler. That’s a major weakness and Lincoln Park exploited it, forcing 21 turnovers. Uplift led 46-30 after three quarters. The Lions turned on the full-court press in the fourth to key their comeback.

“Turnover city,” Uplift coach David Taylor said.

“I was worried we were going to turn it over on that last possession too,” Roscoe said.

Spencer Foley led Uplift with 16 points. Roscoe finished with eight points and 10 rebounds and Danzel Davies added 13 points.

Jason Morris scored 21 for Lincoln Park (3-2). He made two free throws with 28 seconds left to send the game to overtime. Junior Miles Curry added 20 points.

Ibrahim Dosunmu absolutely dominated the paint. The 6-5 junior pulled down 21 rebounds and scored 11 for the Lions.