Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 1:03am
Reynolds, Caravel defeat the Vikings at home on last second shot
Updated Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 1:04am
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|VIDEO: Highlights and Reaction to Caravel's victory|
Jessica Reynolds hit a game winning jumper with 2.8 seconds to go in overtime to help the Lady Buccaneers beat St. Elizabeth Friday night at Caravel.
Junior Ky'Asia Stanford finished the game with 27 points for Caravel to lead all scorers. She was aggressive through the entire game, getting to the paint at will. She made two 3-point plays in the second quarter alone, giving the Lady Bucs momentum and a one point lead at halftime.
That lead quickly grew with a 6-0 run in the opening minute and a half of the 3rd quarter. Freshman Grace Lange scored 5 of her 9 while Stanford contributed 6 of her own. The Vikings, led by senior Macy Robinson who finished with 18 points, only found themselves down by a score of 43-38 going into what they thought would be the final quarter.
A frantic final four minutes saw the lead change several times eventually leaving St. Elizabeth's on top 57-55 with less than a minute remaining. Lange would tie the game up with a late jumper off of a feed from Caroline Davis with 15 seconds to go, sending the game into overtime. And her biggest play of the game was yet to come.
In OT, freshman guard Lexi Bromwell starred for the Vikings scoring 5 of her 9 points. Bromwell stepped up and made a pair of free throws, tying the game at 61 a piece. She then hit a go ahead 3 with less than a minute remaining to give the Vikings a one point advantage.
However, the freshman who made the biggest impact was Caravel's Lange when she came up with an offensive rebound off a missed jumper and kicked it to her teammate Jessica Reynolds at the free throw line who hit the game winner with 2.8 seconds in the contest.
The Vikings fall to 6-3 and will look to get back on track Tuesday night when they play host to in-conference rival Padua.
The Lady Buccaneers improve to 7-2 and remain undefeated in the state after avenging their loss in last year's state championship game. Next they have a showdown on the road at St. Marks on Tuesday.
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