Adrian Scarborough made 7-of-8 shots from the field, and Jai McRae pulled in a career-high 13 rebounds as Millbrook held on to defeat Southeast Raleigh, 64-60 on Tuesday night.
The Wildcats held an 11-point lead at both halftime, and the end of the third quarter. On the strength of 24 fourth quarter points, the Bulldogs would cut the lead to as little as two with 33.7 seconds left to play.
Phillip Burwell gave Millbrook a 14-11 lead with 0.3 seconds left in the first quarter. The junior was fouled from beyond the arc, and knocked down all three of his shots; he finished with six points.
Nolan Dorsey's first basket of the season helped fuel a 21-point second stanza. Scarborough tallied six of his eight first half points, and Bradley Barnes canned a pair of three-point baskets for six of his seven points scored. Millbrook held a 35-24 advantage at the half.
Jabari Brown nailed a trio of three-point baskets, two coming in the third quarter. Southeast's Reese McDonald answered with two third quarter three's of his own to help keep the Bulldogs within striking distance.
Jaylan Neal scored nine fourth quarter points to help Southeast narrow the gap to as little as two. The Millbrook lead dwindled to six with just over two minutes to play, four with 66-seconds left to play, and two with 33.7 left.
The Bulldogs had possession of the ball with a chance to tie or take the lead. Down by a pair with 6.8 seconds remaining, a floater in the lane rimmed out, and into the hands of McRae who would sink 1-of-2 foul shots.
Trailing by three, Southeast raced down court, missed a second attempt at tying the game, and could not sink a follow-up shot as Scarborough pulled down his sixth board of the night, and knocked down his lone free throw of the night to finish with 15 points.
Southeast Raleigh was unable to go the length of the court in 1.1 seconds as it fell for the ninth time this season. Six of the last seven Bulldog defeats have come by five points or less.
Millbrook survives to move to 4-3 on the season, 1-0 in Cap-7 conference play. Tuesday was the Wildcats' seventh all-time victory over Southeast Raleigh. Millbrook returns to action on Friday when it hosts Enloe at 6:30 PM.