The Amity Girls Basketball Team was away at Career Magnet in New Haven on Wednesday night for what turned out to be a nail-biting heartbreaker in double overtime.
The Lady Spartans took an early lead against the Panthers outscoring their opponents 14-5 in the first quarter. They held onto their lead in the second quarter, even though they were outscored 12-9 by the Panthers. Score 23-17 Amity at the half.
The Panthers came alive in the third quarter, making 20 points to Amity’s 7 and taking a 37-30 lead.
The final quarter had both teams fighting hard for a victory with a lot of back and forth that was too close for comfort, the Lady Spartans had 17 points to the Panther’s 10, resulting in a tie… and overtime.
Both teams scored 6 points in overtime ending in yet another tie — 53-53.
The second overtime was a battle for the win, but Career outscored Amity 10-7 and won the game 63-60.
Amity’s top players
Elise Graham was the game’s top scorer with 26 points, Molly Dragan 13 (including one 3-point goal), Kate Helfenbein 1 0-0 2, Emma Gehr 7 (including one 3-point goal), Alexa Gibbs 10.
Career’s top players
Ky’Jae Hargrove 7 5-7 19, Ashley Arroyo 13 (including three 3-pointers), Nia Hubbard 12 (including one 3-point goal), Breion Knox 11.
Records: Amity 7-4; Career 8-4
This information came from GAMETIMECT.COM while the CIAC website states the final score as 37-30 Career.
Amity (7-4) goes up against Sheehan (8-3) on Friday night in Woodbridge at 7 p.m.