Despite missing some key free throws in the final 40 seconds of the game on Friday afternoon against Madison Park, the Latin Academy girls' basketball team managed to make some key free throws to hold on for a 43-40 victory at Madison Park.
With the game tied at 40, Latin Academy's Catherine Loney missed a pair of free throws with 36 seconds left. But Abigail Ohemeng managed to snag the rebound on Loney’s second miss and was fouled as she missed the put back.
Ohemeng split the pair to put the Dragons up 1 point before Madison Park missed its own pair of foul shots on the other end.
About 10 seconds later, Loney redeemed herself at the foul line by hitting two foul shots with 1 second left.
“Personally I think it’s all mental,” Loney said of missing her foul shots with about 36 seconds left. “I was tired, of course we were all tired, and I wanted to win and I knew I had to make those just to seal the win.
“They’ve been our rivals for a while and that’s all we wanted to do was win against them because we always lose every year. We got stronger, in the offseason we got stronger.”
Loney also scored a game-high 13 points and chipped in 11 rebounds. Sophomore Julia Rosario had 10 points and five steals for the Dragons (3-1).
“It was a hard fight that my girls deserved,” Latin Academy coach Emily Coleman said.
Madison Park (2-2) was led by Krystal Edwards (19 points, 12 rebounds) and her twin sister Amber Edwards (8 rebounds).
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