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Exciting OT Win Makes For Memorable Sophomore Game

Exciting OT Win Makes For Memorable Sophomore Game

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. – The Finger Lakes Community College Women's Basketball team won an exciting Sophomore Game against the Onondaga Community College Lazers in overtime on Saturday. The Lakers won in the final seconds of overtime, 84-80.

The Lakers honored their two sophomores, Ranaveya Richards and Megan McAllister, in a brief ceremony before tip-off.

The game was a battle through all four regulation quarters. The Lakers started out on top at the end of the first quarter 17-12. They managed to keep their lead and boost it at the end of the half scoring 20 more points while the Lazers only scored 18 more. After halftime, the Lazers seemed to bring some more fight to the court. They outscored the Lakers in the second half 24-19, with the Lakers still holding the lead. It wasn't until a last second shot at the buzzer from outside the three point circle from Michaela Whiteman that the Lazers finally caught up, forcing the game into overtime.

It took almost two minutes into overtime to get a new score. Ranaveya Richards made a three point shot to put the Lakers back into the lead. The Lazers could not find the lead again, and the Lakers take the win.

Shooting was almost even for both teams. The Lakers shot just higher with a 37.2% in the field and 33.3% in three pointers.

Game leaders for the Lakers were Richards with 37 points, 6 rebounds, and 9 assists, and Sarah Lacey with 27 points, 17 rebounds.

The Lakers clenched the MSAC (Mid-State Athletic Conference) top spot and will not host the MSAC Tournament. They have one more regular season game against Tompkins Cortland Community College. They will play at TCCC at 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 20th.