Pusch Ridge was cruising against Tanque Verde Friday night, up 28-14 with 4:23 left in the third. It was a slow but steady lead, and it looked like it would stand up the rest of the way, but the Hawks made a furious comeback only to have the game come down to one play.
Senior standout Bree Olson wrestled away a missed free throw with 1:47 left with her team clinging to a 35-33 lead. Olson took the rebound and put the shot in to extend the lead to 37-33 and the Lions went on to win the game 39-33…..
Pusch Ridge 39, Tanque Verde 33
PR: 10-14-6-9: 39
TV: 5-8-8-12: 33
PR: B. Olson 10 (2-5); An. Addleman 10 (6-8); Av. Addleman 6; C. Gotcher 5 (0-1); R. Hess 5 (1-2); K. Haynes 3 (1-2). 39 (10-18): 3-Pointers An. Addleman 2; Gotcher.
TV: A. Rauschen 13 (3-4); E. Morris 8 (3-4); E. Berg 7 (5-10); B. Spooner 4; K. Cullinan 1 (1-2). 33 (12-19). 3-Pointers Morris; Rauschen.
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