Lady Basketball Wins In Overtime
Overtime is good for the Lady Rider basketball team. YC is 2-0 when the game goes into extra periods, including tonight’s overtime victory over Cochise College (11-8, 7-4), 82-77.
Yavapai improves to 11-8 overall and finishes 9-2 through the first round of the ACCAC schedule.
Trailing by a score of 19-4 in the first half, the lady hoopsters battled back to close the gap to four going into intermission, 38-34. After trading buckets in the final minute of the game, Ebony Ward hit the tying basket with 11 seconds remaining in regulation and the Roughrider defense didn’t allow Cochise to get a shot off before the final buzzer.
Yavapai dominated the overtime period outscoring the Lady Apaches 14-7 behind the timely play of Paris Dunford and Tehani Goldsmith. Dunford ended the night scoring 21 points. Ward contributed 17 points and 4 assists. Jonisha Carson added 14 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Goldsmith had her lowest output of the season hitting for only 7 points, however, she hit her only 3-pointer in the extra period.
Yavapai stays on the road for their next two contests beginning Saturday, January 26th at Phoenix College (8-6, 4-6). In their first meeting of the year, YC beat the Lady Bears, 96-80. Tip-off will be at 2:00 PM on the campus of Phoenix College.