NEW MADISON – The Tri-Village Lady Patriots hung on for a 45-41 win over the visiting Preble Shawnee Lady Arrows taking advantage of 10-10 at the line while Shawnee was hitting 6-11 at the stripe for the four point difference in the final score.
A slow start had the Lady Patriots trailing 7-0 with 5:05 in the opening period before battling back to close out first quarter play trailing by a 10-6 score.
The Lady Patriots bounced back in Period No. 2 outscoring the visitors 16-4 sending the teams to the break with Tri-Village holding a 21-14 advantage.
Emma Printz knocked down two 3-pointers, Maddie Downing added a basket and went 3-3 at the line and Lissa Siler accounted for two field goals to lead TV in second quarter scoring.
The Lady Patriots extended their lead to 37-25 after three periods of play with Siler drilling two triples, Andi Bietry knocking down a 3-pointer, Printz a bucket and free throw, Maddie and Meghan Downing each adding a basket to account for the 16 third quarter points.
The Lady Panthers battled back in the fourth cutting the Tri-Village lead to 43-41 with 1:46 showing on the game clock. Emma Printz stepped to the line with seconds left in the game to sink back-to-back free throws to seal the four point Tri-Village win.
Siler led the Lady Patriots with a game high 12-points while Maddie Downing (5-5), Printz (3-3) and Andi Bietry (2-2) made it a perfect night at the line for Tri-Village.
TRI-VILLAGE 45, PREBLE SHAWNEE 41
TRI-VILLAGE – L. Siler 12, E. Printz 11, Maddie Downing 9, Meghan Downing 8, A. Bietry 5 – TOTALS 10 10-10 5 45
PREBLE SHAWNEE – J. Lovely 12, B. Woodard 12, L. Hollon 8, N. Sims 6, K. Campbell 3 –TOTALS 7 6-11 7 41
Tri-Village 5 (E. Printz 2, L. Siler 2, A. Bietry 1)
Preble Shawnee 7 (B. Woodard 4, J. Lovely 2, K. Campbell 1)
SCORE by QUARTERS:
06-15-16-08 45 Tri-Village
10-04-11-16 41 Preble Shawnee
PHOTO CAPTION: Emma Printz hits a 3-pointer for Lady Patriots in win over Preble Shawnee. (Gaylen Blosser photo)