Dramatic comeback for Greene

Evening Sun Report

Girls’ Basketball

Greene 43, Unatego 38

WELLS BRIDGE – Greene coach Bill Case, who has over 400 career victories, could not recall a better late-game comeback than his team’s dramatic win over Unatego Saturday afternoon.

Down by six points with just over a minute to play, the Trojans’ pressure defense forced four Unatego turnovers in a row to remain unbeaten in MAC league play. “I’ve never seen our girls so happy because it looked like we were going to lose,” Case said. “It was a subpar night for us in a lot of ways, but we didn’t lose our composure the whole game and the girls believed they could win.”

Colleen O’Hara buried a three ball for Unatego with just under 1 1/2 minutes to play making it 38-32.

The Trojans began their prodigious comeback on Liz Wentlent’s basket. Megan McDermott had a steal out of the Trojans press, and scored to make it 38-36. The Trojans forced another turnover and got the ball out of bounds under the Unatego basket. McDermott scored another layup tying the game with 17 seconds remaining.

Barb Borst stole the ensuing inbounds pass, and instead of calling a timeout, hit the go-ahead three-pointer. Following Unatego’s missed opportunity to score at the other end, Greene forced a turnover after a missed shot, and Borst gathered the board. She hit two free throws to seal the win.

McDermott led Greene with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Borst pulled down 12 rebounds, and Erin Smith finished with 11 points.

Greene: Barb Borst, 2 2-2-7; Abbey Wentlent, 0; Erin Smith, 5 0-0-11; Megan McDermott, 7 0-2-14; Lizzy Buhl, 1 1-2-3; Liz Wentlent, 2 0-0-4; Megan Kinne, 2 0-0-4. Totals: 19 3-6-43.

Unatego: Kayleigh Kinsella, 2 0-0-4; Kaylinn Birdsall, 2 0-0-5; Chelsea Dalton, 4 2-2-12; Katya Harris, 1 2-2-4; Colleen O’Hara, 3 0-2-8; Blake Shelton, 2 1-2-5. Totals: 14 5-8-38.

Gre. 6 12 8 17–43

Una. 11 12 6 9–38

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (G) Borst, E. Smith, (U) C. O’Hara 2, Dalton 2, Birdsall. JV: Unatego won 38-23. Officials: Cook, O’Donnell.

B-G 58, Hancock 44

HANCOCK – Bainbridge-Guilford senior Mariah Schaeffer became the fourth B-G player under head coach Bob Conway to reach 1,000 points for her career in a 26-point outing Saturday against Hancock.

Schaeffer needed 14 points to reach 1,000, and a bucket with 3:02 left in the first half put her on the number. “Her first two years and about half of last year, Mariah was coming off the bench,” Conway said. “I have always liked having a sixth man who could change the complexion of the game either offensively or defensively, and over the last three years, she has been our second or third leading scorer.”

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