ROCHESTER - On one of Section 5's biggest stages, Zack Panebianco shined the brightest on Saturday night.
The junior point guard poured in a career-high 32 points, including six 3-pointers and dished out six assists to lead the Jamestown Red Raiders to a 76-69 overtime victory over host Rochester East in the RAP Showcase.
Panebianco shot 11-of-27 from the field, including 6-of-15 from the arc and connected on all four of his free throws, including two tying charity tosses at the end of regulation that sent the exciting game into overtime.
''I can't say enough about Zack,'' Jamestown coach Ben Drake said. ''On the big stage against a good team, he just made some unbelievable shots tonight. (East) played very aggressive defensively and it was just one of those nights where people had to make some plays. Nobody made more than Zack. He made unbelievably tough shots and he had some 25-foot 3s that had the crowd buzzing.''
The win raised the Red Raiders' record to 10-4, while East fell to 10-2.
Jamestown led 28-24 at halftime, trailed 42-41 after three quarters, and needed Panebianco's two free throws with 5.2 seconds left in regulation to send the game into the extra session.
In the OT, sophomore Zacc Kinsey made five of six free throws in the last 45 seconds to seal the victory.
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In addition to Panebianco's heroics, Kinsey, Stephen Carlson and Quinn Lee Yaw all finished with 11 points, and Ben Larson added seven, including a critical trey and a jumper in the lane in the fourth quarter. Larson finished with nine rebounds and two steals, and Carlson had seven boards to help in the late absence of Lee Yaw, who fouled out in the fourth quarter.
Dontay Caruthers led East with 33 points, Tommie Banks had 19 and Angel Lirizo chipped in with 15.
Kinsey 3 5 11, Paneibanco 11 4 32, Larson 3 0 7, Carlson 4 3 11, Lee Yaw 4 2 11, Hoaglund 1 0 3, Park 0 1 1, Totals 26 15 76.
ROCHESTER EAST (69)
LiRizo 4 3 15, Moody 1 0 2, Banks 9 1 19, Caruthers 11 9 33, Totals 25 13 69.
3-point goals-Panebianco 6, Larson, Lee Yaw, Hoaglund, LiRizo 4, Caruthers 2.
Jamestown14 14 13 18 15 - 76
Rochester East9 15 18 16 10 - 69