Girls BB: Cowgirls surprise Beavers in OT
There were three occasions that Scott Community girls basketball held a 10-point lead over Goodland during the regular season finale for both teams on Thursday at Max Jones Fieldhouse. The first two times, the Beavers managed to hold on to control of the game.
The third time ended up being a charm for the homestanding Cowgirls.
Taighe Weeter scored 14 of her 19 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, while Taelyn Weeter had a game-high 21 points as Goodland used a 13-3 run at the end of regulation to force overtime, and scored 10 of 17 points in the extra period, in a 49-46 win over Class 3A No. 5 Scott Community.
In fact, if it wasn't for a follow-up shot by Shelby Patton that beat the buzzer to send the game to overtime, the Cowgirls (10-10) would have won in regulation.
Taighe Weeter, who eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career during the game, scored 11 straight points late in the fourth quarter - that's 11 of the 13 points in that final run at the end of regulation - to help Goodland come back again.
It looked as if Emily Weathers, who led Scott Community (17-3) with 18 points, and Brynn McCormick (16 points) would help the Beavers survive a rough night on offense. Each of the first two 10-point edges held by Scott Community were answered by mini-runs by Goodland to tighten the score each time.
It wasn't until the late-game push that the Cowgirls could take a lead, which they did only twice on the night, the second of which happened just before Patton's buzzer-beater forced overtime.
In other girls basketball action on Thursday:
Colby 63, Holcomb 50
The Lady Eagles soared to a big lead early in the second half, and had four players in double figures to close out the season with a road win at Holcomb.
Colby (17-3) pushed out to a 31-point lead early in the second half before the Lady 'Horns (6-14) rallied back and made the game interesting in the fourth quarter.
Brooklyn Jones and Kennedy Stanley each had 14 points to lead the Lady Eagles, while Hallie Vaughn added 12 and Emma Curry chipped in with 10 points.
Holcomb was led by Madi Ruda, who scored a game-high 20 points, pacing three Lady 'Horns in double figures. Taryn Teeter and Nicole Ruda added 11 points apiece.
Syracuse 44, Wichita County 13
Carly Kullott scored 14 points and the Lady Bulldogs used a 23-2 scoring run in the first half to move to 15-5 on the season and beat the Lady Indians in Syracuse.