2013-02-07 / Sports

Edgewood Slips Past Owen Valley In Hard-Fought Sectional-Opener, 49-47

Staff Report


OV’s Megan Eldridge (center) and Edgewood’s Jasmine Carter (left) scramble for a loose ball late in the second half of Tuesday’s sectional match-up. (Staff Photo) OV’s Megan Eldridge (center) and Edgewood’s Jasmine Carter (left) scramble for a loose ball late in the second half of Tuesday’s sectional match-up. (Staff Photo) 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.

Sarah Jones catches a pass against defensive pressure from Edgewood’s Kelsey Young in the first half of Tuesday night’s sectional-opener in Nashville. (Staff Photo) Sarah Jones catches a pass against defensive pressure from Edgewood’s Kelsey Young in the first half of Tuesday night’s sectional-opener in Nashville. (Staff Photo) 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.”

Senior guard Sheldon Williams drives to the basket against defensive pressure from Edgewood’s Andrea Ingan in the second half of Tuesday’s sectional game at host Brown County High School. (Staff Photo) Senior guard Sheldon Williams drives to the basket against defensive pressure from Edgewood’s Andrea Ingan in the second half of Tuesday’s sectional game at host Brown County High School. (Staff Photo) 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.

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Owen Valley - 47

3P AFG FT Pts
Williams,f240-110
Richardson, f
0 12-24
Eldridge, c003-43
Wilson, g 251-313
Corder, g 240-010
Herrington111-24
Jones 011-22
Totals 7 16 8-14 47
Edgewood - 49

3P AFG FT Pts
Brown, f 147-916
Callahan, f131-48
Carter, c 073-1317
Lunn, g 021-25
Sherfield, g001-31
Young 000-00
Ingan 000-00
Totals 2 17 13-31 49

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