Wildcats Fall on the Road in Overtime

posted Feb 8, 2018, 7:04 PM by Steve Barr   [ updated Feb 8, 2018, 7:26 PM ]
2/8/18 - Varsity - at Elmwood 50, Woodmore 45 (OT). Woodmore led by five points with just less than three minutes left in the game, but had to go into overtime on the road at Elmwood and came up short.  Woodmore scored seven straight points to end the first quarter to lead 15-10.  The Wildcats built a 20-12 lead early in the second quarter only to see Elmwood go on a 10-2 run to tie the game at 22.  Woodmore got a three-point field goal at the end of the stanza to lead 25-22 at halftime.  Woodmore scored the last six points of the third quarter to take a 36-30 advantage to the final quarter.  Junior Nora LaMunyon and senior Hayley Freund hit the three-pointers at the end of the third quarter.  Elmwood scored seven of the first eight points of the fourth quarter to tie the game at 37 with 2:15 left.  Elmwood took a 41-40 lead with 1:13 left on a rebound layup.  LaMunyon gave the Wildcats a one-point lead (42-41) with 49.4 seconds left and Elmwood forged a tie with 40.8 seconds left on one free throw.  Both teams missed shots in the last 10 seconds to win the game as the teams went to overtime tied at 42.  In overtime, each team had one free throw as the game remained tied at 43 when Elmwood would put the game away by scoring the next five points to take a 48-43 lead with 36.2 seconds leftEach team would score two points to make it the final score.  Freund his four three-pointers and led the team with 13 points.  LaMunyon, junior Katie Brugger, and freshman Brooke Allen all scored seven points.  Woodmore had 16 field goals compared to 20 for Elmwood.  Woodmore was 7-of-12 from the charity stripe while Elmwood was 9-of-19.  Junior Varsity - at Elmwood 32, Woodmore 30.  Woodmore led at the end of each of the first three quarters, but were outscored 10-5 in the final quarter to suffer the loss.  Woodmore led 25-22 heading to the final quarter.  Junior Paige Schmeltz led the Wildcats with six points while juniors Makayla Throop and Maddie Thatcher along with sophomore Sydni Buhrow ad freshman Sidney Gillig all scored four points.