Sports & Recreation
John Wood Takes Down Parkland in OT
The #16 Parkland Women could not hold on to a 4th quarter lead Saturday as they dropped a 56-53 overtime decision to John Wood. Parkland however got some help as Lewis and Clark upended Lincoln, allowing the Cobras to stay on top of both the M-WAC and Region standings with two games to play.
On Saturday, the Cobras lead 46-34 with 1:20 left in the 3rd quarter and still led by nine headed to the final 10 minutes. The Cobras would then go ice cold as they made just 3-18 in the 4th quarter allowing the Blazers back in to the game. PC was ahead 53-50 on a Madelyn Brouwer lay-up with 2:35 to go in regulation, but John Wood would tie the game with a three-pointer with 51.5 seconds remaining. The Cobras would miss their next shot and John Wood attempted to hold for the last shot but turned the ball over with 5.9 seconds to go. The Cobras could not connect however, sending the game to overtime.
The overtime was a defensive battle with neither team making a field goal. The Cobras turned even colder as they missed all seven of their shots. The Blazers went 0-3 but did go to the foul line six times, making three. Down 56-53 with 1.2 seconds to go, the Cobra three-pointer was off line and John Wood held on for the upset win. Ryan Dooley finished with 14 points and also grabbed 5 boards and handed out 5 assists. Micah Tapsoctt added 12 points and Janiece Thomas came off the bench to also score 12.
Parkland shot just 34% on the evening, including a 25% rate in the second half. John Wood made just 35% of their shots but won the game at the free throw despite shooting under 50%. The Blazers made 14 of 29 while the Cobras attempted just 5 free throws in the game, making 3. John Wood also dominated the glass, winning the battle of the boards 44-32.
Parkland drops to (20-6 6-2) on the season while John Wood improves to (13-15 5-3). Parkland will travel to Danville to take on the Jaguars at 5:30 before hosting Lincoln Land at 1:00 a week from today. Parkland is currently one game ahead of Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, and John Wood in M-WAC play.
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