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Girls Freshman Basketball Wins Overtime Thriller Vs. Jackson

Louisville 51, Jackson 49, OT

The Louisville Lady Leopards Girls Freshman Basketball earned a thrilling 51-49 overtime victory over Beatty's Pink Winter Hat 2015the visiting Jackson Polar Bears at Louisville Elementary School Wednesday Evening. With the win, Louisville improves to 3-1 on the season.

Teagan Rice scored a team-high 15 points to lead the Leopards. Morgan Cole also dropped in 13 and Emily Fresenko added 10 for Louisville.

The Leopards trailed the Polar Bears 28-20 at the break, but opened the second half on a 10-0 run to jump ahead 30-28 with 4:41 left in the third. Jackson knotted the game back up at 34-34 as the third period buzzer sounded.

Louisville pulled ahead in the fourth quarter 45-37, but Jackson stormed back with an 8-0 run over the final 2:17 to send the game to overtime. In the extra period, the Leopards edged the Polar Bears 6-4 to take the contest.

Jackson was led by Maddie Theiss who hit 4 three-pointers and scored a game-high 16 points. Kegan Schuler also scored 11 and Sophia Bernard reached double digits with 10.

UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next host the North Canton Hoover Vikings on Thursday, January 7 at 5:00 PM.

Cover Photo Submitted By Laurie Redinger

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STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 51, POLAR BEARS 49, OT

POLAR BEARS: Theiss 6 0-3 16, Schuler 4 2-5 11, Barnard 5 0-0 10, Kutschbach 4 1-6 9, Schimidt 0 3-4 3. TOTAL 19 6-18 49.

3-Pointers (5): Theiss (4), Schüler

Team FT: 6-18 33%

LEOPARDS: Rice 7 0-5 15, Cole 6 1-3 13, Fresenko 4 1-3 10, Film 2 2-3 6, Nyland 1 0-2 3, Redringer 1 0-0 2. TOTAL  21 4-16 51.

3-Pointers: Fresenko, Nyland, Rice

Team FT: 4-16 25%

Team 1-2-3-4-OT–TOTAL

Jackson 15-13-6-11-4–49

Louisville 10-10-14-11-6—51

Note: 2 Leopards Points Missing from Scorebook

Records: Louisville 3-1

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