Waitsburg-Prescott girls tip Desales 50-47 in overtime

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WAITSBURG — In a four-minute overtime, Waitsburg-Prescott outscored Desales 7-4 for a 50-47 victory here Friday night in a girls Southeast B District Southern Division basketball game.

"We finally made some free throws to get the win in overtime," W-P coach Jerry Baker said.

W-P scored three of its seven OT points from the line to secure the victory.

"We had to play well just to make it to overtime," Baker said. "We hit a shot at the buzzer at the end of regulation. If we had made more free throws, we could have had an easier time."

W-P made just 11-of-25 charity stripe tosses.

"We couldn’t seem to make our free throws tonight," Baker said. "Usually, we do a better job of shooting the free throws."

Three W-P players scored in double figures. Freshman Krystal Harris led the scoring attack with 19, Amanda Weis followed with 12 and Taelor Carter contributed 11 points. Weis also had a game-high 10 rebounds.

"What a tremendous game for Harris," Baker said. "She really stepped up. Carter attacked the basket all night long and Weis scored all of her 12 points in the second half."

Caitlin Duncan, DeSales’ 5-foot-10 senior, dropped in a game-high 27 points and snagged 11 rebounds in a losing effort.

"We couldn’t do anything to slow down Duncan," Baker said. "She is a tremendous ball player."

Genesis Pearson led all rebounders with 15 for W-P.

"It was a great game," Baker said. "It could have gone either way. Both teams worked really hard and it’s too bad that there had to be a loser."

The win improves W-P to 6-2 overall and 2-1 in the district. W-P entertained Tekoa-Oakesdale Saturday.

DeSales, which was at home against Garfield-Palouse Saturday, slipped to 6-2 and 2-1.

DESALES (47) — Konen 1 0-0 2, Higgins 1 0-0 3 , Duncan 9 8-11 27, Giusti 0 1-3 1, Blanc 1 0-0 2, Majerus 1 2-4 4, Zander 1 0-0 2, Ferrel 2 0-0 6, Aycock 0 0-0 0, Klicker 0 0-0 0, Hanson 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 11-18 47.

WAITSBURG-PRESCOTT (50) — Potter 0 0-2 0, Stringham 0 1-2 1, Carter 4 3-6 11, Hafen 0 1-4 1, Harris 7 2-4 19, Weis 5 2-4 12, Withers 1 0-0 2, Pearson 1 1-3 3. Totals 18 11-25 50.

Wait.-Pres 13 5 7 18 7 — 50

DeSales 7 12 14 10 4 — 47.

3 point goals— DeSales (Higgins, Duncan, Ferrel 2), W-P (Harris 3, Withers). Total fouls— DeSales 21, W-P 18. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — none. Rebounds — W-P 40 (Pearson 15), DeSales 39 (Majerus 12), WP 40 (Pearson 15). Turnovers — W-P 22, DeSales 20.

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