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Lady Eagles win in OT
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The Boyd Lady Broncos were just nine seconds away from picking up their first victory, but the Morrison Lady Eagles and Becca Beaty had other plans.
Beaty hit a jumper from the top of the key with 9.3 seconds to go to send the game into overtime and hit the go-ahead shot in extra time to give Morrison a 19-18 victory in OT over the Lady Broncos at J.K. Stanley Gymnasium.
Boyd (0-5) battled back from a 10-6 deficit at the end of the third to take the lead late in the fourth quarter. Saylor Hodges tied the game at 11 with a free throw with two minutes to go, then Kayla Taylor added a jumper to give Boyd its first lead at 13-11.
The Lady Broncos looked poised to pick up the victory when Morrison had to scramble to get a shot off late, but a loose ball went straight to Beaty at the free-throw line and she buried the jumper to send the game into overtime.
In overtime, Beaty got Morrison started with a layup, then Addyson Crouch added a jumper later to make it a four-point game.
Brit Brown cut the lead in half with a jumper of her own. Brown then made it a one-point game with a free throw, but it proved to be the last point as Boyd couldn’t get the go-ahead score late.
Harley Boyd led Morrison to its second win by scoring eight points as the team improved to 2-3. Crouch added five, Beaty totaled four and Tyra Wright chipped in two.
Brown had seven points in the fifth loss for Boyd. Taylor was next with six, followed by Hodges with three and Allie Shaye Kuykendall with two.
In other Elementary action, the Warren County Middle School Lady Pioneers improved to 6-0 with a 19-8 victory over the Centertown Lady Warriors.
The Lady Pioneers got a standout performance from Kaylee Chisam, who outscored the Lady Warriors on her own en route to an 11-point night.
Lexie Chadwell, Hope Mullican, Marah Wanamaker and Ashton Whiles scored two points apiece as Warren County stayed atop the Elementary League standings.
Centertown got six points from Allison Cripps and two from Emilie Blankenship as the team fell to 0-5.
The Dibrell Lady Wildcats kept pace in the standings by defeating the Irving College Lady Tigers 19-5 Tuesday night.
Dibrell (5-1) was led by a five-point night from Rachel Johnson and four points from Taylor Watson. Ali Wrisner, Jalynn Davis, Elliana Morales, Grace Rains and Brianna Young scored two points each.
Gabby Magness and Emily Fults scored two points each and Callie Cathcart hit a free throw as Irving College fell to 3-2.