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Clarksville, TN – Rossview High School scored the final four points in overtime, January 10th, to defeat the Kenwood High School 63-61 to remain undefeated in District 10-AAA play.
But the Lady Hawks (12-2, 6-0 District 10-AAA) almost didn’t get to the overtime period, as they had to score three points in the final 16 seconds of regulation to tie the game 59-59 to force the extra period.
Down three points after two free throws by Lady Knights (6-9, 3-2 District 10-AAA) Jasmine Johnson with 25 seconds left, the Lady Hawks came down and got a dribble drive to the basket by Karle Pace – who was fouled with 16 seconds left.Pace hit the first free throw, but missed the second, only to see teammate Liz Quinio come up with the offensive rebound and put back to tie the game with 14 seconds left.
Kenwood had one final chance to win the game in regulation, but couldn’t hit a final shot attempt to see the game head into overtime.
Alonja Thomas – who led the Lady Knights with 25 points — put Kenwood up 28 seconds into the extra period, 61-59, and had chances to extend the lead when Rossview turned the ball over and missed its first two shots in overtime.
But Kenwood didn’t take advantage, as the Lady Knights missed a shot after the Lady Hawks turnover and then two free throws after the missed shots by Rossview.
The Lady Hawks would finally tie the game, 61-61, on a bucket by Quinio with 2:00 minutes left.
Kenwood would again miss a shot on its next trip down the floor and on the ensuing Rossview possession saw Thomas foul out with 1:21 left sending Pace to the line to try to break the deadlock.
Pace would hit the first free throw and miss the second to put Rossview up 62-61.
Kenwood turned the ball over on its next possession, and again had to foul, this time fouling Janie White with 25 seconds left.
White, who led Rossview with 22 points, hit one of two to give the Lady Hawks a 63-61 lead.
Kenwood missed it shot attempt the next time down and fouled Kiara Fisher with 6.9 seconds left hoping the Rossview player would miss at least one of the two free throw attempts to give them a chance to tie on a last second three.
Fisher would miss both free throw attempts, leaving the door open for Kenwood to tie the game with a two, or win with a three.
But instead of taking the ball to the basket or pulling up for a shot, James tried to kick it out to the wing for a three, but her pass was intercepted by Rossview to seal away the win.
In the first half Rossview got a quick basket from White to open the game, but Kenwood followed with seven straight points – including back-to-back baskets from Thomas — over the next 1:34 to take a 7-2 lead.
The Lady Hawks got a three from Mickey Head to end the Lady Knights run, with Kenwood answering back with a bucket from Analiese Osborne to push the lead back to four points, 9-5, at the 5:09 mark.
Rossview would get its offense untracked after that, as the Lady Hawks scored the next 10 points of the contest – including four each from White and Samajia Ogburn – to go up 15-9, with 2:23 left in the opening quarter.
Osborne knocked down a shot for Kenwood to end the Rossview run, with 2:04 left, with the Lady Knights scoring five of the next seven to get back to within three points, 17-14, following one of two free throws by James.
Rossview would get one more bucket from White to make it a five-point game, before the Lady Knights Mikaela Smith closed out the quarter by making one of two free throws in the final 6.3 seconds to cut the Rossview advantage down to 19-15 after one quarter of play.
Rossview would build its lead quickly in the second quarter, scoring the first seven points to go up by 11.
The lead would remain a 10-to-12 point margin the rest of the first half for Rossview, until the final minute when Kenwood cut the deficit down to eight points, 35-27, as they when into intermission.
The start of the fourth quarter looked like what the other three quarters had for Rossview, as they led 49-35 following a three-point play by White with 6:51 left in the game.
The Lady Knights’ Thomas would then go on a tear, scoring nine straight points, to cut the Lady Hawks lead down to five, 49-44, with 4:59 left.
Head would hit one-of-two free throws for Rossview to end the streak on nine straight points by Kenwood.
But the momentum had swung the Lady Knights way, as they when on a 15-6 run to go up three, 59-56, with 25 seconds left, setting up the Lady Hawks last-second heroics to force overtime.
Rossview 63, Kenwood 61 OT
Kenwood: Jasmine Johnson 11, Alonja Thomas 25, Katie Robards 2, Samone James 3, Analiese Osborne 9, Mikaela Smith 9, Kyra Brown 2. Team totals 21 17-23 61.
Rossview: Samajia Ogburn 6, Ashley Powers 7, Karle Pace 9, Janie White 22, Haylee Croom 4, Liz Quinio 7, Mickey Head 8. Team totals 23 13-29 63.
3-point field goals: Kenwood 2 (Thomas 1, Osborne 1), Rossview 4 (Powers 2, Pace 1, Head 1).
Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.
Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.
Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.
Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.
TopicsAlonja Thomas, Analiese Osborne, Ashley Powers, Clarksville TN, District 10-AAA, Haylee Croom, Jan. 10th, Janie White, Jasmine Johnson, Karle Pace, Katie Robards, Kenwood, Kenwood High School, KHS, Kyra Brown, Lady Hawks, Lady Knights, Liz Quinio, Mickey Head, Mikaela Smith, Overtime, RHS, Rossview, Rossview High School, Samajia Ogburn, Samone James
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