It was an instant classic on Monday evening, as the Pawhuska Lady Huskies defeated the Woodland Lady Cougars, 45-42 in double overtime. Pawhuska didn’t lead in the game until the first overtime period.
The Lady Huskies trailed 17-7 heading into halftime and were down by as much as 13 in the second half. Pawhuska clawed back into the contest and this three-pointer with just under a minute to go in the fourth from Taleah Forte sent the game to overtime.
Both teams had chances to get the victory in the final minute of the game, but it would be decided in overtime. Trailing by four, Forte hit another big three-pointer in the first overtime, which aided the Lady Huskies in forcing a second overtime. Trailing by a point midway through the second overtime period, this shot by Miya Curry gave the Lady Huskies only its second lead of the game, which they would keep for good.
Curry led the Lady Huskies in scoring with 16 points. Jordon Nelson scored all nine of her points from the free throw line and Shelby Laird had eight points.
The boys game wasn’t nearly as exciting, as the Huskies went on to get a 49-35 victory. Pawhuska led by as much as 20 in the second half before allowing the Cougars to get within eight in the final five minutes. Holton Justus, Isaiah Walker and Tel Richardson all scored in double figures.
The Huskies now host the Pawhuska tournament beginning on Thursday. Coverage can be heard throughout the entire weekend on Sportstalk KPGM FM 99.1 and KPGMTV.com.