Clarksville, TN – A driving layup by Rossview High School’s Karle Pace, in the final 18 seconds, proved to be the difference Friday, December 5th in its District 10-AAA matchup versus Clarksville High School, as the Lady Hawks fended off the up-set bid by the Lady Wildcats, 39-37.
Clarksville High (3-8, 1-1 District 10-AAA) had one final chance to tie, or win the game, but Haley Bearden’s running jumper down the left baseline way off the mark, with the Lady Hawks coming up with the rebound and running out the clock.
Early-on it didn’t look like the game would need to come down to the final few seconds to decide a winner, with Rossview (5-1, 2-0 District 10-AAA) holding the Lady Wildcats to just one point in the first quarter – a free throw by Hannah Goins – while closing the period by scoring the final 11 points of the period to hold an 12-1 advantage after the first eight minutes of play.
But the second quarter proved to be a complete turnaround for both teams, with Rossview only being about to score one basket over the first 6:30 of the period, while the Lady Wildcats scored 17 points over that same span to take an 18-14 lead.
Bearden, Ta’Tayana Outlaw and Katie Gallowitz spearheaded the run for CHS, as they accounted for 14 of the 17 points.
Haylee Croom would end the run by Clarksville High with a basket at the 1:30 mark, but that would be the final points of the first half for Rossview, with Clarksville High taking its largest lead of the game, 23-16, into intermission.
The second half would see the defending district tournament champions turn things around quickly.
After giving up 22 points in the second quarter to CHS, the Lady Hawks held Clarksville High scoreless for the first 4:17 of the second half, while scoring the first seven points of the period – including five from Samajia Ogburn – to tie the game 23-23, with 3:35 left in the quarter.
Outlaw would get Clarksville High on the board in the second half with a bucket at the 3:43 mark to allow the Lady Wildcats to retake the lead, 25-23.
Outlaw would lead all scorers with 15 points.
Rossview would respond by hitting three or for free throw attempts – including two by Mickey Head, with 53.4 seconds left – to go back in front 26-25.
Head led Rossview in scoring with 12 points.
The two teams would trade the lead four times in the final quarter, while being tied twice, including for the final time 37-37, setting up Pace’s late-game heroics.
Rossview 39, Clarksville High 37
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Clarksville High: Ellie Treanton 2, Katie Gallowitz 5, LaPrasha Fair 2, Aliyah Miller 3, Hannah Goins 4, Ta’Tayana Outlaw 15, Haley Bearden 6. Team totals 12 12-23 37.
Rossview: Samajia Ogburn 6, Karle Pace 5, Haylee Croom 8, Mickey Head 13, Jemiah Harrison 7. Team totals 13 12-20 39.
3-point field goals: Clarksville High 1 (Miller 1), Rossview 1 (Pace 1).
Records: Clarksville High 3-8, 1-1 District 10-AAA; Rossview 5-1, 2-0 District 10-AAA.