2005-12-16 / Sports

Tied up in Knotts

AC Flora outlasts Blythewood in double overtime
Photos and story by Mike Maddock

Photos and story by
Mike Maddock


AC Flora’s Laura Lane–Steele (#20) blocks Blythewood’s Kayla Brown (#24) while Tierra Scott (#13) and Michelle Goodman (#40) look on. Steele had eight points. Scott finished with 13. Brown had four points and Goodman had 13.
AC Flora’s Laura Lane–Steele (#20) blocks Blythewood’s Kayla Brown (#24) while Tierra Scott (#13) and Michelle Goodman (#40) look on. Steele had eight points. Scott finished with 13. Brown had four points and Goodman had 13. Freshman Tiara Knotts and sophomore Tierra Scott refused to let AC Flora lose. Knotts led all scorers with 18 points and Scott added 13 points to help the Falcons come from behind and defeat a determined Blythewood squad 51–49 in double overtime on Tuesday night, December 13.

AC Flora was down by as many as 11 points in the third quarter, but the Falcons chipped away at the Bengals lead and Scott finally tied the game with 10 seconds left in regulation.

Blythewood had a chance to win in regulation, but lost the ball with three seconds remaining. Flora’s Mary Booker then threw a perfect cross–court pass with three seconds remaining to Laura Lane– Steele, but the Falcons could not convert the layup.

AC Flora finally took the lead with two and half minutes to go in the second overtime on a Scott jump shot.

Coach Patti Moore said, “It was an ugly win. We missed free throws and didn’t come out with any intensity. But our kids found a way to win. Number three (Keisha Henderson) fowling out probably saved our behind.”

Blythewood could not overcome the loss of Keisha Henderson whose 14 points helped the Bengals to an early lead.

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