Heartbreaker: Lady Spartans Lose to Career in Double Overtime

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Jan 212016


file photo of the lady spartans in their “away” uniforms

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.