Late Run Gives Women’s Basketball Wild Win over Taylor

by | Nov 24, 2018 | RRSN News | 0 comments

KINGSPORT, Tenn.—The first 13 shots of the game indicated it could be a long night for the Southeastern University women’s basketball team.
Despite starting the game 0-for-13, and trailing by 15 with 10 minutes to go, the Fire rallied to defeat No. 19 Taylor 73-72 in overtime.
The win extends SEU’s 58-game regular season win streak.
With 2:52 to play in the third, the Fire trailed 50-24, but closed the quarter on an 11-0 run to cut it to 15. The third-ranked Fire picked up in the fourth where they left off, outscoring Taylor 22-7 to force overtime.
After being held to just 15 points in the first half, the Fire scored 42 in the second 20.
A 3-pointer by Jaycee Coe with a minute to play made it a 57-55 game in favor of the Trojans. A steal by Halee Printz got the Fire the ball back, and two Elsa Paulsson-Glantz free throws tied the game at 57. The Fire had a shot at the buzzer to win it off of a takeaway, but the shot hit off the back of the rim.
Paulsson-Glantz had 21 points, knocking down five of her eight 3-point attempts on the night, and also had six rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
In the extra session, the Fire took their first lead of the night 26 seconds in on a 3-pointer by Mackenzie Cann to spark an 8-0 run and build a 65-57 lead with 3:30 left.
Cann finished with a team-high 23 points, and also dished out five assists, and had three steals. She connected on six of her 13 3-point attempts.
The Trojans were able to get it back to a two-point game twice, but couldn’t tie or regain the lead.
Emma Karamovic was the early catalyst with seven of her 10 points off the bench in the first half.
Southeastern will take on Washington Adventist Saturday at 5 p.m. in its final game of the showcase.

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