|Pirates down Jeffcats in NWC finale|
|Written by NIck Johnson|
|Friday, February 15, 2013 1:44 PM|
The battle went down to the wire as Bluffton edged Jefferson for a 46-42 win in the regular-season finale.
The Lady Pirates got late foul shots from Katie Palte to make the score at the end of the first stanza 10-5, Lady Wildcats.
Bluffton open the second quarter with a bang as Paige Buroker nailed a 3-pointer to cut the Jefferson lead to 10-8. Two made free throws from Alex Lugibihl allowed the Lady Pirates to tie the game later at 14-14. Bluffton finished the first half on a 7-2 run, which included five points from Sierra Amstutz, to make the score going into intermission 21-16, Lady Pirates.
Jefferson got seven straight points coming from Stockwell as the Lady Wildcats cut the Bluffton lead to 27-23 in the third period. The Lady Wildcats finally regained the lead after a Sensibaugh runner and a Makayla Binkley 3-pointer made the score 29-28, Jefferson. Both teams exchanged hoops to end the third quarter as Bluffton’s Sarah Schriner got a layup but Jefferson countered with a layup from Binkley to end the period and make the score 33-30, Lady Wildcats.
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