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Taylor Senseney’s last-second basket lifts Northwest High School Lady Vikings to one-point victory over LaVergne Wolverines

 

Northwest High School VikingsClarksville, TN – Northwest High School’s Taylor Senseney knocked down a 12-foot jumper with 3.8 seconds left, November 22nd at the Willard Ross Memorial Gymnasium, to complete a fourth-quarter come-from-behind victory as the Lady Vikings defeated the LaVergne High School Wolverines, 43-42.

Senseney’s game-winner for Northwest (1-4) came after LaVergne’s Jasmine Smith’s driving layup with 25 seconds left had put the Wolverines up 42-41.

Northwest Lady Vikings win on last second shot over LaVergne Wolverines. (Michael Rios-Clarksville Sports Network)

Northwest Lady Vikings win on last second shot over LaVergne Wolverines. (Michael Rios-Clarksville Sports Network)

The Lady Vikings had entered the final quarter down five points, 37-32, but outscored LaVergne (0-3) 7-1 over the first 4:02 of the period to take a 39-38 lead

It was the first lead for the Lady Vikings in the second half and their first since they led 21-20 midway through the second quarter.

Northwest trailed by two points, 25-23 heading into the second half, but saw the Wolverines build a lead out to as many as eight points, 34-26, with 4:11 left in the third quarter following a bucket by LaToya Darby.

Northwest would close out the third outscoring LaVergne 6-3 to head into the final period down five, 37-32.

The first half started with both teams being tied 4-4, after trading baskets over the first 2:35, but a three by Smith gave LaVergne a 7-4 lead at the 5:12 mark.

Northwest would respond with a 7-0 run over the next two minutes to take a four-point lead, 11-7, with 3:19 left in the opening quarter.

The Wolverines answered right back with four straight points to tie the game for the third time in the first quarter, 11-11, with 2:43 left.

Keya Ross – who scored eight points in the first quarter for Northwest – gave the Lady Vikings a 13-11 lead, with 1:20 left, but LaVergne scored the final three points of the quarter to go up one, 14-13 at the end of one quarter of play.

Ross would lead Northwest in scoring with 16 points.

The second quarter would see the Wolverines score four of the first six points to go up three, 18-15, but a bucket and one-of-two free throws by Northwest’s Madeline Jones tied the game, 18-18, with six minutes left before intermission.

The two teams would trade the lead a couple of more times in the quarter, before the Wolverines closed out the first half with a 7-2 run to lead by two at halftime, 25-23.

Box Score

Northwest 43, LaVergne 42

1 2 3 4 Final
LaVergne Lady Wolverines 14 11 12 5 42
Northwest Lady Vikings 13 10 9 11 43

 

LaVergne

Audrey Biggs 2, Crimson Reynolds 2, Jasmine Smith 18, LaToya Darby 13, Seana Morris 2, Shenice Hart 5. Team totals 15 11-25 42.

Northwest

Keya Ross 16, Skyler Dixon 3, Taylor Comeaux 3, Kayla Bradley 7, Jashia Huey 2, Taylor Senseney 6, Madeline Jones 3, Kaitlin McLaughlin 3. Team totals 16 10-22 43.

3-point field goals: LaVergne 1 (Smith 1), Northwest 1 (Bradley 1).
Records: LaVergne 0-3, Northwest 1-4.

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