Lady Stangs lead 21-15 at half, fall behind 45-38, rally to force overtime, beat indians 19-12 in OT, record relevant win
If you listen to my broadcsts you wll know that this team befuddles me. On again, off again. Hot and Cold. Brilliant and Dismal.
On this Friday night in Alexandria they were on again, hot, and often brilliant, in posting a 73-66 overtime win over the 9th Region “A” Champs who came within a single point of advancing to the “A” State Championship game.
In a slow staring, low scoring first half that saw us limit Holy Cross Blue-Chip sophomore Julia Hunt to a single field-goal, our gals led 21-15. Not unexpected, the Lady Indians rallied to overtake our girls, taking a 40-36 lead into the final stanza.
Things looked bleak as the Indians pushed the lead to 45-38 and then 50-43 heading down the stretch. At that point we could have easily mailed it in, been proud of our efforts, and moved on, BUT that was not to be. In the final four minutes we outscored the Tribe 11-4 to force overtime.
Our prospects improved dramatically when Julia Hunt fouled out on a charge taken by Bella Rowe. Hunt had scored 9 points in the second half. Joining her on the sideline was starter Miyah Wimzie. With the overtime lead, Our Lady Stangs took advantage by hitting 14 of 15 free-throws in extra time, holding off the visitors and posting the overtime victory, our 16th win of the season. .
Three Lady Stangs scored double-figures – Olivia Lloyd – 16, Madison Parker and Molly Kramer 15 each. Parker was 9 of 10 from the line, Six of six in overtime. Molly Kramer nailed five of six in OT, and Olivia Lloyd was perfect 8 of 8 on the night.
For the game our team hit 32 of 38 Free-throws, which must be some kind of a school record. We held a 23 point advantage over the Indians, who were a mere-mortal 9 of 24 on the night. With the loss, the girls from Latonia fall to 17-11.
We will have little time to celebrate, as we have a date with highly regarded Cooper Saturday afternoon on Camp Ernst road. Our most significant game will be played Tuesday evening at Scott High School, which could propel our girls to the district top seed with a victory.
BB: Rowe 0-2-2/2-8, Parker 3-0-9/10-15, Kramer 1-2-7/10-15, Macht 1-2-0/0-8, Kaeff 0-0-3/4-3, Lloyd 4-0-8/8-16, Fisher 1-1-3/4-8………….Totals 10-7-32/38-73
HC: McCoy 0-4-0/0-12, Hunt 5-0-1/7-11, Arlinghaus 3-1-7/9-16, Wimzie 1-0-0/1-2, Bottom 0-1-0/0-3, Lehmkuhl 1-0-0/0-2, Robinson 3-3-1/5-16, Williams 2-0-0/2-4……….Totals: 15-9- 9/24-66