Edgewood Slips Past Owen Valley In Hard-Fought Sectional-Opener, 49-47
Freshman forward Jasmine Carter posted career highs of 17 points and 13 rebounds to help Edgewood slip past Owen Valley, 49-47, Tuesday night in the latest post-season thriller between the two schools.
OV (15-7) led 10-6 at the end of the opening quarter before the Lady Mustangs rallied back to end the first half tied, 16-16, at sectional host Brown County High School.
Carter went on to score seven straight points and nine overall during an 11-1 run by EHS in the third. Undeterred, the Lady Patriots answered with an 11-3 run of their own to pull within two at the end of three quarters, 30-28, and later briefly reclaimed the lead 37- 36 on a pair of made free throws by senior Kayla Richardson free with 2:04 left in regulation.
Carter quickly answered to put Edgewood back in front, where they would remain until the final possession of the fourth. After an OV time-out with 9.1 seconds left, junior guard Alicia Wilson launched a somewhat off-balance three that dropped through the basket to tie the game once again, 42-42, just ahead of the final buzzer to send the game into overtime.
Edgewood would best the Lady Patriots by two points in the overtime session, 7-5, to seal the win.
“You have to give a lot of credit to Edgewood,” OV coach Todd York said. “We knew it was going to be a battle. Regardless of the talent level or which team is supposed to win, when these two schools meet it’s always going to be a battle. I could go back and look at a lot of easy shots we missed, but the same can be said for Edgewood. Our girls played their hearts out and I’m proud of every one of them.”
Wilson finished with 13 points, five steals, four assists and one rebound; Sheldon Williams, 10 points, 10 rebounds and two steals; Hannah Corder, 10 points, four rebounds, two steals and two assists; Richardson, four points, one rebound and one steal; Cecelia Herrington, four points and two rebounds; Megan Eldridge, three points, eight rebounds and one block; and Sarah Jones, three points, four rebounds and two blocks.
Edgewood (10-10) advances to face Brown County (11-9), recipients of a first round bye, in the semi-final round Friday, February 8. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. at host site Brown County High School.
|Owen Valley - 47|
|Edgewood - 49|
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