Lady Jets defeat Lady Pilots

It took two extra frames, but the Union Local Lady Jets finally outlasted the River Lady Pilots for a 36-31 Division III sectional win at Cambridge High School Thursday.

Jordan Ramsey popped a three-ball in the waning moments of regulation play to pull the Lady Pilots even at 27 and send the game to the first overtime.

In the overtime, Autumn Biesel converted a pair of free throws and Alexa Isaly sank a bucket to give the Lady Pilots four points, but the Lady Jets answered with the first of a two-shot foul by Alexis Davis and Katie Lucas connected from long range as time was winding down to knot the score again at 31 and send the contest to the second overtime.

Union Local (7-11) got another three from Lucas and a pair of charity tosses from Kayla Davis while holding River scoreless to post the 36-31 two-overtime tournament win and advance to the second round.

The Lady Jets will face the winner of the Martins Ferry-West Muskingum clash, which was moved from Wednesday night to Thursday and then to Saturday at 1 p.m. due to road conditions around Martins Ferry, on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.

The difference came from beyond the three-point arc and at the foul line as Union Local converted five three-pointers, four by Lucas and the Lady Jets sank 5-of-10 from the charity line.

River (6-13) drilled four threes, three by Ramsey, but converted just 3-of-8 bonus shots.

Lucas paced the Lady Jets scoring with 15 points, while Davis added seven and Davis six points in the winning effort. Ramsey led the Lady Pilots scoring effort with 14 points with Biesel adding six.

DIVISION III

SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT

AT CAMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

UNION LOCAL 36, RIVER 31 (2 OT)

Union Local (7-11)

Katie Lucas 5 1-2 15, Shayla Oho 0 0-0 0, Madison Nagy 0 0-0 0, Rosa Nardo 0 0-0 0, Arika Kemp 0 0-0 0, Dalla Montae 2 0-0 4, Alexis Davis 3 1-2 7, Jenna Britton 0 0-0 0, Makenzie Barr 1 1-2 4, Kayla Doty 2 2-4 6. Totals 13 5-10 36.

River (6-13)

Autumn Biesel 2 2-4 6, Alexa Isaly 2 0-2 4, Jordan Ramsey 5 1-2 14, Megan Beard 0 0-0 0, Whitney Hammel 0 0-0 0, Laken Ramsey 2 0-0 5, Ashley Imhoff 0 0-0 0, Emily Griffith 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 3-8 31.

Union Local 7 7 5 8 4 5 -- 36

River 4 6 10 7 4 0 -- 31

Three point goals -- ULHS 5 (Lucas 4, Barr); RHS 4 (J. Ramsey 3, L. Ramsey).

Fouls ULHS 11, RHS 11. Fouled out -- ULHS (none); RHS none.