Centre girls lose to Goessel in OT
It appeared that the Centre Lady Cougars had won the game, 45-43, Friday at Goessel after Shelby Makovec made a layup with 1.2 seconds remaining on the clock.
However, after a timeout called by Goessel coach Ryan Hoopes, Cacey Simons guarded Alex Hiebert closely as she moved along the sideline looking for an open teammate. As she did so, Simons ran over Jessica Harvey as she went for the ball. Harvey then made two free throws at the other end of the court to send the game into overtime.
Free-throw shooting made the difference in overtime. Each team made a field goal, but Goessel completed three-of-six free throws while Centre made one-of-three.
The Bluebirds made the first basket and a free throw and followed that with a delay game. Makenzie Deines made a free throw and Bryanna Svoboda made a basket to tie the game at 48. Harvey, the same player who sent the game into overtime, made another two free throws to give the Lady Bluebirds a two-point lead.
Centre coach Alan Stahlecker called timeout with 5.7 seconds remaining. Makovec then drove to the basket and drew a foul, but missed both free throws, giving Goessel the victory.
The game was tied at 19 at halftime, but the Lady Bluebirds led, 35-28, after the third quarter.
Centre made a comeback in the fourth quarter, Simons tying the game at 38 with two free throws.
Makovec led scoring with 14 points, followed by Deines with 12. Svoboda had nine points, Simons eight, and Beka Basore five.
The junior varsity was defeated, 51-25. Ally Basore made 12 points.
Makovec led the Lady Cougars to a 59-40 road victory over Solomon on Jan. 29. She made five treys, seven-of-eight free throws and one field goal to score 24 points.
Basore also scored in double figures with 15 points including nine in the fourth quarter. Other scorers were Simons, seven; Svoboda, six; Rudolph, three; and Amy Makovec, two.
The junior varsity lost, 34-28. Scorers were Brenna Shields, 11; Ally Basore, nine; Callie Riffel, five; and Abigail Svoboda, three.