Mattoon overcame a 15-point first-quarter deficit to force two overtimes, but fell short when it could not convert a few last-minute shots in a 73-72 loss to Pana on Tuesday night.

Trailing 24-9 after one quarter, the Green Wave slowly chipped away to eventually take a lead and, subsequently, tie the score at 52 in regulation.

in overtime, CamRon Thomas scored eight points and Dalton Compton added seven to help Mattoon battle to a 61-61 tie in the first overtime and then keep it close in the second.

The Green Wave, who are now 5-9, travel to play Charleston on Friday night.

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MATTOON (72): Thomas 5 2-2 13, Compton 7 5-5 22, Wright 3 1-2 9, Bradbury 7 0-1 14, Yardley 0 0-0 0, Middleton 0 0-0 0. Totals 28 8-10 72. 3-pointers – Compton 3, Wright 2, Morton 2, Thomas 1.