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HARROD — Jefferson and Allen East are looking to gain momentum into the second season, with the sectionals beginning in less than two weeks.
The two Northwest Conference foes met up at The Corral of Allen East High School in Harrod Thursday night.

The visiting Lady Wildcats hit a layup late in the fourth period to force overtime but the host Lady Mustangs outscored their guests 11-6 to secure a 56-51 triumph.
“We played a lot better the second half than the first, especially defensively. That got us back in the game,” Jefferson mentor Dave Hoffman said. “Our man-to-man defense was more effective than our 1-2-2 zone and we kept battling back; that was good to see. We forced overtime but just didn’t have enough to finish at the end.”
Tied at 48-all starting the extra four minutes, Allen East (10-8, 5-3 NWC) drew first blood on a 3-point play by sophomore Carly Clum (9 markers) at 3:45. The Lady ’Cats (7-13, 3-5 NWC) tied it on a 3-ball by junior Hannah Sensibaugh (9 points, 5 boards, 5 steals) at 2:30. Junior Kaycee Rowe (15 counters, 9 boards, 5 steals) put in a tough inside shot at 1:52 to give the Mustangs the lead for good. The Wildcats followed with a turnover and a missed shot around a missed shot by the hosts and then Clum was fouled with 47.3 ticks on the board. She calmly drained two singles for a 4-point spread. Junior Makayla Binkley (12 counters, 3 assists, 3 steals) hit a bomb with 30 ticks on the board to draw the Red and White within one. Junior Lindsi Woods went back-door for a layin at the 15-tick mark and after Jefferson misfired on a potential game-tying trey, Clum was fouled with 4.0 seconds showing. She hit both tosses (Allen East was 17-of-20 for the game for 85%) to seal the deal.

“We had a great attitude in overtime. We have preached an attitude of look forward to the next play and forget about the past,” Allen East coach Jarrod Wehri explained. “Jefferson is a good team that hit some tough threes; I thought we closed out well enough but they were hitting them anyway. However, I like how my girls have such a good attitude and they work really hard. They like sharing the spotlight.”

Allen East came out quicker to start the game but the Wildcats brought it to a 6-6 tie on a 3-point play by junior Rileigh Stockwell at 4:43. When junior Erin Conkle (14 points) put in a deuce at the 4-minute mark, Allen East led until the Wildcats rallied in the final seconds of regulation. She scored six points and junior London Richardson five in the period, including a trifecta from the left corner with 4.1 ticks on the board, to put the home team up 17-8.

The visitors chipped away at the deficit in the second stanza, getting within 17-15 on a trio from the right corner by junior Katie Goergens (12 points, 3 blocks) at 6:14. The Mustangs answered that challenge on a 3-point play by senior Morgan Truex at 5:47 and they hit 6-of-7 freebies to help stave off the Lady Jeffcats. When Conkle hit two from the charity line with 5.4 seconds to go, they led 27=19.

The Lady ’Cats got another 3-point play by Stockwell (12 points, 6 caroms) 48 seconds into the third period to close within 27-22 but the Mustangs seemed on the verge of taking command. They built a 37-24 edge on a deuce by senior Jadin Salyers (5 boards, 5 assists) at the 3:25 mark, with Stockwell battling foul trouble; however, the guests made a 7-0 spurt to close the period, with Binkley hitting two from the line with 40.5 ticks showing, to make it 37-31, Allen East.

The hosts kicked it back to a double-digit edge twice in the fourth period, the last at 43-33 on a Conkle basket at 5:35. Back came the Red and White, with Goergens leading the way with nine points before she fouled out at 49.4 seconds. Allen East missed two front ends of the bonus (then and at :12.9) around 1-of-2 singles by sophomore Brooke Culp that could have sealed the deal. Down 45-43, the Wildcats got the board and pushed the ball. A half-court toss was well short but Sensibaugh was waiting under the basket for a layup with 3.1 ticks left to tie the game. Allen East couldn’t get a shot off as time expired in regulation.

Jefferson ended up 17-of-45 shooting (6-of-15 3-balls) for 37.4 percent and 11-of-18 at the line (61.6%); seizing 29 boards (6 offensive) as Culp added six; and amassing 23 turnovers and 17 fouls. Junior Gabby Pimpas added three dimes. Jefferson visits Fort Jennings Monday.

“We didn’t play very well the first half; we just didn’t come out well,” Hoffman added. “We missed about three layups and then we got into too much of a hurry after that, forcing up shots. We seemed to settle down the second half and showed more patience.”

Allen East totaled 19-of-42 shooting (1-of-8 long balls) for 45.2 percent; 25 caroms (1 offensive); and 21 miscues and 13 fouls. They host Shawnee Saturday.
In junior varsity action, sophomore Heather Pohlman led Jefferson (6-13, 2-6 NWC) with 13 points in a 33-22 triumph.
Sophomore Aubri Woods countered with 15 for Allen East.

Brooke Culp 2-1-6, Katie Goergens 5-0-12, Rileigh Stockwell 3-6-12, Hannah Sensibaugh 2-2-7, Gabrielle Pimpas 2-0-4, Makayla Binkley 3-2-10, Brooke Hesseling 0-0-0, Jasmine McDougall 0-0-0. Totals 11-6-11/18-51.
Kaycee Rowe 5-5-15, Carly Clum 2-5-9, Morgan Truex 2-1-5, Lindsi Woods 2-0-4, Jadin Salyers 2-0-4, London Richardson 2-0-5, Aubri Woods 0-0-0, Erin Conkle 4-6-14. Totals 18-1-17/20-56.
Score by Quarters:
Jefferson    8 11 12 14 (6) - 51
Allen East 17 10 10 8 (11) - 56
Three-point goals: Jefferson, Goergens 2, Binkley 2, Culp, Sensibaugh; Allen East, Richardson.
Taylor Stroh 1-0-3, Heather Pohlman 4-4-13, Lindsay Deuel 1-0-2, Brooke Gallmeier 0-0-0, Shelby Koenig 1-2-4, Tori Black 1-1-3, Jessica Pimpas 0-2-2, Bailey Gorman 3-0-6. Totals 9-2-9/16-33.
Brandi Crist 0-0-0, Kortni Rooker 0-0-0, Aubri Woods 6-3-15, Alexis McCluer 1-0-3, Kylie Wyss 2-0-4, McKenzie Mann 0-0-0. Totals 8-1-3/5-22.
Score by Quarters:
Jefferson    7 6  11  9 - 33
Allen East   5 7   0 10 - 22
Three-point goals: Jefferson, Stroh, Pohlman; Allen East, McCluer.


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