Auburn outlasts Auburn Riverside 81-77 in overtime | Prep boys basketball

Auburn's Marquise Prater drives with the ball as Auburn Riverside's Andrew Wallen tries to block.
— image credit: Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter

Auburn's Rio Paul poured in a game-high 32 points Friday in the Trojans' 81-77 South Puget Sound League North 4A overtime victory over district rival Auburn Riverside.

Auburn (4-4 league, 6-5 overall) overcame a 43-30 first-half deficit to force overtime at 72-72.

In the overtime period, the Trojans posted nine points to the Ravens' five to put the game away.

Auburn's JJ Ruffin had 21 points and Marquis Prater added 12.

Auburn Riverside was led by Derek Brown's 27 points, with Derek White chipping in with 13 and Drew Wallen and Joshua Turner contributing 11 points each.

The Trojans travel to Mount Rainier (2-6, 3-8) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Ravens (5-3, 8-4) host Kentlake (1-7, 4-9) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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