January 28, 2009

Norwell Holds On, Defeats Bishop Luers 51-50 in OT

A nice article from the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel on Norwell's overtime victory over Bishop Luers Tuesday night

Kelsey Wyss [Luers] picked up the loose ball in a scrambled mess, threw the pass to teammate Brierra Young, and the sophomore drove to the basket for the potential game-winning score. But her layup was contested, the ball rolled around the rim and fell to the ground, and time expired as Norwell held on to beat Bishop Luers 51-50 in overtime.

Tuesday evening's game between the Knights - Class 3A No. 2 Norwell and 2A No. 5 Bishop Luers - had everything fans should've expected out of two of the area's best teams.

"Wow, it was a good game," Bishop Luers coach Greg Friend said. "Our kids fought hard, but give Norwell a lot of credit. They got the job done when they needed to. It came down to that last-second shot. We did our best."

Norwell overcame a 20-9 second quarter deficit and finally took the lead with a shot from Norwell sophomore Amanda McAfee scored on a turn-around jumper as time expired in the third quarter to give her team its first lead of the game, 30-29

Norwell moves to 15-1 on the season with a 12 game winning streak.  Their only loss being to 4A #7 ranked Jay County back on Thanksgiving. Luers falls to 13-5 on their season, having lost to 4A Penn, 4A Fort Wayne South, 4A South Bend Washington and 2A Heritage Christian.

Go Girls!

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