Karrigan Woodward distributed 28 points over four quarters and overtime to lead the Mount Union girls’ basketball team to a 59-58 Inter-County Conference North victory over West Branch in Allport Tuesday night.
The Trojans (3-7, 1-3 ICC North) were down nine-points at intermission and came back in the second half to knot the score at 52. In the overtime session, the Trojans hit from the floor and the foul line to bring home the win.
“The girls put together a very good four quarters of basketball tonight and kept it going in overtime to get the win.” commented Trojan head coach Alix Sellers. “They executed the man defense well all night and went into a box-and-one at times very well. They played unselfish, working the ball to the open player and hit from the foul line to match shots with them. Woodward put the game away in overtime with a bucket from the foul line that circled the rim and fell. I am very proud of the team effort tonight.”
Woodward got going in the first quarter with six points and Morgan Brumbaugh added a trey along with Camille Posey. Hailey Prestash also was hitting and scored 11 of the Warriors 19-points to build a 19-15 lead at the end of the quarter.
Jazlynn Robb got going for the Warriors in the second quarter hitting for seven-points, Trinity Prestash added a trey. Woodward continued to score for the Trojans, hitting for seven of the Trojans nine points in the frame. The Warriors had a nine-point lead going into intermission.
Mount Union stepped up the defense in the third quarter, holding the Warriors to just six-points in the frame. Woodward continued to hit, putting up seven more points. Kyra Hand drained a trey and added a bucket plus one from the foul line and the Trojans cut the margin to two points going into the fourth quarter.
The teams traded buckets in the fourth quarter with Woodward still knocking them down with seven more. Kierra Worthy added four from the foul line. The Warriors scored seven from the line and scattered three buckets over the quarter to end the fourth quarter with the score knotted at 52 all.
The Trojans defense played well in the overtime session, holding the Warriors to just four points. Brumbaugh hit a bucket and one from the line to end her night with 10-points. Posey, along with Worthy, made a foul shot and Woodward hit a bucket and the final point from the line for the win.
The Trojans return home Friday night to host Williamsburg in an ICC North contest.