|Published: 11:45 AM, 12/18/2012
||Last updated: 11:47 AM, 12/18/2012
Author: Brandon Keys
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
ENGLEWOOD -The Lady Chiefs had
the Chargerettes right
where they wanted
them. Unfortunately for Sequoyah,
McMinn Central converted in the
seconds to beat Sequoyah in overtime,
"We wanted to show them we
play on their level. I think we did that,
and I am very proud of our girls,"
Sequoyah head coach Eddie Gambrelle.
In the closing seconds of the game,
Chiefs were at the free throw
line with a chance to take the lead,
despite a 39-point,
from Central's Elizabeth Masengil, but
missed all three attempts, allowing
Chargerettes to escape with a 68-65 win.
Central coach Johnny Morgan knew
they were to come out on top.
вЂњWe were lucky tonight and fortunate
that Elizabeth had the
kind of game she
did,вЂќ said Morgan." That's not something
you want to count on as the
to a successful season."
Masengil tossed in 11 points and
drained a treyќ to give
Central a 14-13 lead after one period.
The Chargerettes fell behind,
before Sidni Williams and Kelsey Young
nailed three-pointers and Masengil
points as Central regained the
intermission advantage, 32-30.
Despite treys from Masengil
Peyton Williams, the Lady Chiefs took a
47-43 lead into the fourth period.
Young and Elizabeth Trentham, the
Chargerettes went on a 13-5 run to go
front, 56-52, with less than a minute to
Hunter Simpson was dominate
the Lady Chiefs, scoring 28 points.
Chancey Welshan netted 14 and Savana
Atchley had 10 to
reach double digits.
Down by four with 33 seconds to play,
a Simpson steal and basket made
contest a two-point game. Two missed
free throws and another turnover allowed
to knot the game at 56 and
Sequoyah's leading scorer, Simpson, at
the line to try and
complete a three-point
play with 17 seconds to play.
Simpson missed and Central
failed on two shots at the buzzer, sending
the game to overtime.
The teams traded
buckets in the extra
session. Emily Ingram knocked in a huge
trey with 23 seconds to go, but
answered as Trentham gave them the
lead 66-65, with 17 seconds to play.
five points on the night
while Daneille Slack added six, and
Laura Whited had
Sequoyah drew a foul with three seconds
to play, but missed both attempts
Masengil was fouled on the rebound,
providing the game's final two points.
nine points to the
38-point effort by Masengil.
Simpson led three Lady Chiefs in
figures with 28.
Neither team excelled at the free throw
line with Central converting 19 of
attempts and Sequoyah 21 of 35.
The Daily Post-Athenian Sports Editor
Slayton contributed to this report.
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