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Carroll girls lose district tourney in double OT

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Owen wins low-scoring game, 30-38

By Sharon Graves

In the championship game of the 31st District tournament, Carroll County’s Lady Panthers lost in double overtime to Owen County by a mere 30-38.

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The Lady Panthers had trouble all night with turnovers, fouls and shots not falling.  

The Lady Rebels jumped out to an early lead, by scoring eight unanswered points, the Lady Panthers knotted the score at nine by the end of the first quarter.

At the end of regulation, the score was tied at 21, proving that neither team was lighting anything up.

Turnovers plagued both teams most of the game, but Owen County had the largest deficit with 21 over the Lady Panthers’ 17.

Senior Lindsay Wallace hit a three-pointer at the buzzer at the end of the first overtime tying the score at 28.

The opening minute of the second overtime saw the two teams swap free throws at each end of the court for lane violations.  The Lady Rebels had more opportunities from the charity stripe and cashed in to pull ahead.

Wallace had her first career double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.  She was the only Lady Panther who scored in double figures.  Wallace and Henderson both fouled out in the final overtime.

CCHS Head Coach Randy Mefford remained positive. “I thought both teams gave a super super effort, he said. “They shut down our leading scorer, and if you take away a team’s leading scorer it’s tough [for them] to win.”