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Lady Bobcats #8216;shoot down#8217; Eastern 53-48 in OT

BEAVER — Elista Hall and Shay Richendollar can do more than just shoot.

The Green Lady Bobcats two leading scorers turned to passing Thursday to help beat the Eastern Lady Eagles 53-48 in overtime.

Hall had 17 points plus 4 assists and Richendollar led Green with 6 assists and 8 rebounds.

“We played well. We played well as a team,” Green coach Dale Royse said.

Richendollar hit a key 3-pointer in overtime that gave Green a 2-point lead. Hall then sank two foul shots and made a nice pass to Ali Thompson for a layup as Green outscored Eastern 9-4.

Eastern went up 14-11 to start the game and led 28-22 at the break.

But Green cut the deficit to

35-31 at the end of the third quarter and Andrianne Blankenship scored 6 crucial points in the fourth quarter to help tie the game at 44-44 and force the overtime.

One key to the game was Green’s 13 offensive rebounds.

“The thing I got most pleased with is we got 13 offensive rebounds. I think we were much more aggressive,” Royse said.

Ashlee Runyon added 12 points and Heidi Tackett grabbed 7 rebounds for Green, 6-5 overall and 5-4 in the Southern Ohio Conference.

Brittany Helton scored 16 and Chelsea Howard 14 for Eastern.

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GREEN (6-5, 5-4): Ali Thompson 3 0 0-0 6, Adrianne Blankenship 3 0 0-1 6, Elista Hall 4 2 3-6 17, Abbey Barrett 1 0 0-0 2, Ashlee Runyon 5 0 2-2 12, Heidi Tackett 2 0 0-1 4, Shay Richendollar 0 2 0-1 6. Totals: 18

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5-11

53. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: Blankenship, Barrett. Rebounds: 13-19=32 (Richendollar 8, Tackett 7). Assists: 16 (Richendollar 6, Hall 4).

BEAVER EASTERN (5-8): Desi Ison 2 0 2-6 6, Brittany Helton 6 0 4-8 16, Ashley Howell 2 0 0-2 4, Chelsea Howard 5 0 4-5 14, Stevie Wicker 3 0 0-2 6, Heather Berry 1 0 0-2 2. Totals: 19

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10-25

48. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: C. Howard.