The Scottsburg girls basketball team outscored Brownstown Central 7-5 in overtime to post a 58-56 Mid-Southern Conference win Friday night.
“When it came down to it at the end, they made the plays, and we didn’t,” Braves coach Karla Rieckers said. “We’ve been in one other close game this year with Corydon. We were up the whole game, and they came in there and scored at the end.”
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The game was tied at 56 after Brownstown’s Ashley Schroer scored a layup with 1:32 remaining in overtime.
The Braves (5-3, 0-2 MSC) had two turnovers in the final minute that proved costly. In between the turnovers, Scottsburg’s Bela Brewster hit an 8-foot jump shot from along the baseline for the winning basket with 32 seconds remaining.
The Braves held a 43-37 lead following a layup with Katherine Benter with 5:52 remaining in the fourth quarter and were on top 49-40 after Benter hit four straight free throws, the latter pair at 4:15.
Brownstown had five turnovers in the fourth quarter, and some of them came in the closing minutes and enabled the Warriorettes to close the gap.
Kady Clancy made a 3-pointer with 23 seconds remaining in regulation that tied the game, and when neither team scored in the closing seconds, the teams prepared for overtime.
Benter topped the Braves in scoring with 17 points, Schroer added 14 and Halle Hehman scored 13. Benter and Payton Farmer topped the Braves in rebounds with seven apiece.
Scottsburg’s Jaylah Mays took game honors with 23 points, helping the Warriorettes improve to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the MSC.
The Braves made 21 of 54 shots from the field, while Scottsburg made 23 of 46 shots from the floor.
The Braves will host Seymour on Thursday night for Cancer Awareness Night.