|Ladies from OC find way in OT |
|Posted: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 6:12 pm |
|The Obion Central girls found a way to get by Covington on Tuesday evening. |
Number-five ranked OC survived a scare, besting the Lady Chargers 65-63 in overtime.
With the triumph, the Lady Rebels are now 21-3 and a perfect 10-0 in District 13AA.
Meanwhile, the Central boys lost for the fifth straight outing — routed 71-19 by No. 3 Covington.
The point output was the lowest in program history for the Rebels.
Obion Central returns to action next Tuesday against Gibson County.
OC 65, Cov. 63 (G) OT
Central hit three baskets and two free throws in overtime while all of the Lady Chargers’ extra period tallies came at the charity stripe.
Sophomores Brandi Goodman and Paige Hicks, who had two of those buckets in the extra four minutes, led Obion Central with each totaling 14 points.
Mackenzie Tucker and Macy Wright also hit in double digits with a dozen piece apiece. Tucker had a key stickback of her own missed 3 in overtime.
Goodman and Tucker both fouled out in overtime.
“Our free throw shooting was awful, but we did step up in overtime in a game where things weren’t going our way and find a way to win,” Central girls’ coach Lyle LaRue said after his team shot 11-for-22 from the free throw line in a game that was tied 13 times. “That says something for the team, though. At the end of the game, we had five guards on the floor and both our posts sitting on the bench, but we still won.
“Maybe we didn’t deserve to, but we still did.”
Covington was ahead 17-16 after one quarter and the game was tied at 30 when the halftime buzzer sounded. The Lady Rebels were up 43-41 after three periods and the contest was knotted 57-all as regulation expired.
Cov. 71, OC 19 (B)
The Chargers (14-3, 10-0) were ahead by just seven points after one quarter.
However, the host team stretched its lead to 30 (43-13) by intermission.
Covington enjoyed a 59-17 cushion with three quarters complete — allowing the clock to run open due to the TSSAA’s 35-point mercy rule.
“We tried to slow the game down in the first half and had some open shots, but didn’t hit them,” Central boys’ coach Bill Kail said. “We didn’t handle their pressure and Covington did a good job on it. They shot the ball really well. I think they hit 10 3’s.
“It was just one of those nights where it was really bad all the way around.”
All totaled, Covington forced 30 OC turnovers.
Joshua Gale had a team-high five points for the Rebels (8-12, 2-8).