Season opener ends in overtime victory

December 5th, 2017 Lions defeated Central Catholic in a battle thrown into overtime


Lexi Pritchard’s 16 points and six rebounds help seal the team’s season opening overtime win against Central Catholic. Photo by Faith Varga

Starting off the game, two freshman posts Aaronette Vonleh and Makayla Long run alongside three returning seniors: point guard Lexie Pritchard, shooting  guard Brooke Landis and guard Lizzy Herrick.

As soon as Vonleh tipped the ball to Landis, the game was instantly a battle. Vonleh scored the first two points of the game, followed by Pritchard with a steal and a lay-in, but soon the lions fell behind. Central Catholic had shooters out on the three point line that just wouldn’t miss, leaving the half at 38-49 Central Catholic up.

The next half was tough for the Lions. Central Catholic hit 10 threes, but the Lions didn’t give up. Vonleh and Long together had a total of 31 rebounds.

The last quarter, with a score of 71-71, time runs out sending the game into overtime. Four minutes are put on the clock. West Linn has the ball, and Landis drives to the basket, and #1 on the Central Catholic team fouls with 15 seconds left, and Landis is shooting free throws. Landis knocks down both of the two free throws and wins the game with a final score of 73-71.

Landis finished off the game with 12 points. Vonleh scored 26 points along with two blocks, one steal, and 15 rebounds. Pritchard had a total of 16 points and six rebounds, and Long had 16 rebounds and 6 points

Photos by of Faith Varga