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It took four extra minutes, but the Edinburgh girls basketball team finally earned its first conference win of the year.
The host Lancers came from seven points down in the third quarter and then survived overtime Tuesday night to defeat Mid-Hoosier Conference rival South Decatur 53-51.
The win was the Lancers’ first against the Cougars since Dec. 27, 2002.
Edinburgh (4-11, 1-5 Mid-Hoosier) trailed 26-19 two minutes into the second half before finally finding its footing on offense. Over the next six minutes, the Lancers went on a 16-1 run that put them ahead 35-27 at the end of the third quarter.
Maile Cox sparked the run. The senior guard scored eight of her 10 points for the game in the quarter.
South Decatur (4-12, 0-6) opened the fourth quarter with a 10-2 run of its own and tied the game at 37-all with 4:05 to play. The Cougars briefly went ahead 42-41 before Edinburgh retook the lead.
Jennifer Stinson knocked down two free throws with 22 seconds remaining to give the Lancers a 47-44 advantage.
But Cougars junior Ashley Johannigman drained a 3-pointer from the left wing with just 13 seconds to play to send the game into overtime. It was South Decatur’s only 3-pointer of the night.
In overtime, Lancers’ freshmen Emma Westerfield and Kaylie Littiken each scored to break ties and senior Autumne Burton scored with 15 seconds to play to ice the game.
Seymour tops Jeffersonville
SEYMOUR — Seymour senior Logan Personett made five free throws with one second remaining as the Owls downed Jeffersonville 51-47.
Jeffersonville took a 47-46 lead on a basket by Haley Vogen with 10 seconds remaining. Seymour’s inbound pass was fumbled, and Personett picked up the ball and dribbled five feet across the mid-court line and put up a desperation shot. An official ruled Personett was fouled in the act of shooting and awarded her three free throws with one second on the clock.
Jeffersonville head coach Matthew Piat was upset with the call, voiced his objection and was called for a technical. An assistant coach then threw some papers on the floor, and she also was called for a technical.
Personett was 8 for 11 for the night and topped the Owls with 14 points.
The Owls are 2-3 in the HHC and 7-11 overall.
Columbus Christian falls
INDIANAPOLIS — Despite a strong offensive effort, Columbus Christian could not recover from early crucial turnovers, falling 83-75 to a physical Baptist Academy squad.
The Crusaders were outscored early, down 25-17 after the first quarter, and they could not recover.
Chris Noblitt led Columbus Christian in scoring with 26 points, followed by Josh Miracle with 22 and Dalane Shaull with 12.
East trims Mooresville
MOORESVILLE — Columbus East 106-pounder Will Connor scored a takedown with three seconds remaining in the overtime of his match against Mooresville’s Blake Davis for a 3-1 win that gave the Olympians a 27-25 victory Tuesday night.
The two teams each won seven matches on the night with Mooresville holding a 25-24 lead going into the final match.
East 120-pounder Ben Wilkerson started the night with a 4-0 loss to Brady Boles, but 126-pounder Dalton Noblitt got the Olympians on the board with a last-second takedown and a 3-1 decision over Mooresville’s Mitch Anderson. Mitch Gilbert earned a fall over Draven McIntyre at 132 for the Olympians before Cody Reichenba dropped a 9-1 major decision to Trace Rooks at 138. East’s Mike Wayant lost a close decision 7-5 to state qualifier Brent McCreary at 145.
The Olympians earned a pair of victories with a fall from Kyle Stillinger over Braeden Moore at 152 and a 4-3 decision win from Maurice Dantzler over Mooresville’s Drew Postlewaite at 160. Jimmy Fisher then lost an overtime decision to Jordan Frye, 7-5, at 170. Randy Scott of Mooresville pinned Coy Park at 180 before Quade Greiwe got the Olympians back in the win column with a 3-2 decision over Taylor Fletcher at 195. Brock Greiwe lost a 6-2 decision to Braxton Croley at 220 before 285-pounder Rob McKee won 1-0 over Zac Newkirk to set up the final match.
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