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Lady Tigers prevail in double OT; defeat Lady Warriors

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     SARDINA – It took two overtimes, but the McClain Lady Tigers prevailed in a back-and-forth battle for the ages Monday night, with the Lady Tigers taking the lead in the final overtime with a three-point play from senior Megan Saylor as they defeated the Eastern Brown Lady Warriors 58-54 at EBHS.

     In the fourth quarter and two overtime periods the Lady Tigers (7-1) attempted 22 free throws, with 13 coming in the two overtimes as MHS attempted 35 in the contest.

     The Lady Tigers led after the first eight minutes ticked off the clock at 9-7. After both teams scored six points each in the second quarter, the Lady Warriors bounced back with a 16-point third quarter to take a 29-22 lead as MHS was held to a seven-point third.

     The Lady Tigers rallied in the fourth for 17 points, while holding Eastern Brown to 10 as regulation ended with each team having 39 points.

     Both teams had 11 points in the first overtime period. In overtime No. 1 McClain’s Kate Hammond and Jenna Perie fouled out. Eastern’s Rachel Mullins also gained her fifth foul in the first OT.

     McClain won the second OT 8-4 for the non-league win. Ashley Prine and Shayla Black fouled out for EBHS in the second overtime.

     Saylor led the Lady Tigers with 15 points and six rebounds. Saylor scored six of her 15 points in the two overtime periods, and all but two points in the fourth and OT’s.

     MHS senior Cortney Hyer finished with 11 points, sinking five free throws and three shots from the floor.

     Hammond and Shelby Buck each finished with 10 points. Hammond gained five rebounds. Perie gained seven points for the Lady Tigers.

     Sammy Rooks and Kate Crabtree finished with two points each for MHS. Crabtree also grabbed six rebounds in the victory. Chrissy Cobb finished with five rebounds, five steals and four assists.

     Christina Burns led all scorers with 18 points. Mullins finished with nine.

     Overall McClain gained 29 rebounds, with Eastern grabbing 35 boards. In the turnover category the Lady Tigers forced 27 Eastern turnovers, while committing 23.

     The win lifts MHS to 7-1 overall. EBHS falls to 6-3.

     MHS will face South Central Ohio League rival Miami Trace Thursday night at McClain High School.




MHS – 9 6 7 17 11 8 – 58

EBHS – 7 6 16 10 11 4 – 54



MHS (58)

S.Rooks 1 2, C.Cobb 0 1 1, M.Saylor 6 3 15, C.Hyer 3 5 11, K.Hammond 5 10, K.Crabtree 0 2 2, S.Buck 3 2 10, J.Perie 1 5 7. TOTALS: 19 18-35 58.


EBHS (54)

A.Prine 2 2 6, M.Scott 0 2 2, S.Black 2 1 6, A.Neu 1 1 3, N.Clifton 2 0 6, L.Rickey 2 0 4, C.Burns 7 4 18, R.Mullins 4 1 9. TOTALS: 20 11-18 54.

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