January 5, 2009

Norwell Girls defeat #1 Wawasee

The Norwell girls basketball team defeated #12 ranked Plymouth 60-54 in overtime and then #1 ranked Wawasee 50-46 at the Norwell Shootout Friday.

In the first game, Norwell trailed 30-23 at halftime and 44-32 after three quarters, but hit six of eight free throws in the fourth quarter to outscore the Pilgrims 19-7 and force overtime.

Then in the extra session Norwell hit four of six free throws to outscore Plymouth 9-3. Norwell hit 23 of 29 free-throw attempts, and Plymouth hit 17 of 29.

After Plymouth's Lyzz Smith made a lay-up with 0.6 seconds remaining to give Plymouth a 51-49 lead, junior Kylie Dial uncorked a long baseball pass down court to sophomore Amanda McAfee, who out-jumped two Plymouth defenders to catch the ball, then turned and fired just inside the three point line, hitting nothing but net and sending the crowd into a frenzy.

Way to go, girls!

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