The bad news for Western Tech girls’ basketball team Wednesday evening was a horrific first quarter against Randallstown.
The good news, however, for the Wolverines there were three quarters of regulation left. The Wolverines made up a 19-point deficit and overtook the Rams in overtime, 62-55, in a Baltimore County 1A/2A league contest.
Ateh Ade had 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals for Western Tech (11-2 overall, 4-0 1A/2A), and freshman Ebonee Dixon scored four of her 17 in the extra session. Lindsay Bradford led all scorers with 19 points for Randallstown (8-5, 2-1 1A/2A).
Dixon went 4-of-4 from the free throw line as the Catonsville school outscored the Rams, 11-4, to claim a major victory in the 1A/2A title chase. Dixon hit one of two free throws with under a minute left in regulation to force overtime.
“We finally settled down in the fourth quarter,” said Western Tech coach Nolan Roe. “We started taking the ball to the basket and getting to the foul line.”
Randallstown dominated the opening eight minutes, building a 21-2 advantage. Roe said the Wolverines played their worst basketball of the season.
“We dropped easy passes, we were just sloppy,” said Roe. “They [Randallstown] were like us, very scrappy and physical, and it took the girls back a bit.”
Trailing 38-24 entering the fourth, Western Tech outscored Randallstown, 27-13, to force overtime.
|Western Tech 62, Randallstown 55 (OT)|
|Western Tech: Rolle 2, Ade 17, Duncan 8, Montgomery 9, Clopton 5, Dixon 17, Cox 4. Total: 24 14-27 62|
|Randallstown: Bradford 19, Burgess 12, Brooks 2, Anderson 4, Davis 8, White 2, Youmbi 8. Totals: 22 10-26 55.|
|Halftime: Randallstown 29-12. End of regulation: Tied at 51.|