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Shaker wins double overtime classic over Saratoga in Suburban Council action.

 

(Game notes, play by play, & video highlights)

 

-After a slow start to the 1Q Shaker took a 16-12 lead on a Lexi Debeatham buzzer beater 3 at the end of the quarter.

 

-Shaker opened up an 8 point advantage with 3:00 left in the half but a three pointer by Saratoga’s Dolly Cairns quickly cuts the lead back to 5. Saratoga eventually drew even at 29-29, with 1:05 left in the half after a Amanda McGinn bucket. Shaker’s Shyla Sanford answered with a three pointer right before the half to give the Blue Bison a 32-29 lead at the half.

 

-Shyla Sanford connected on a three pointer early in the 3Q to start the 2H scoring. Maddy Malicki added another three pointer and with 6:23 left in 3Q Shaker took its largest lead of the night of 9 points. Saratoga’s Kerry Flaherty responded with 5 straight points to reduce the margin back to 4 points. Shaker led going into the 4Q 48-43.

 

-Shyla Sanford started the 4Q the same way she started the 3Q, with a three pointer boosting the lead to 8 points (51-43). Saratoga fought back with a 7-0 run to bring the score to 51-50. After 2 Lexi Debeatham free throws with 1:58 left in the game Shaker had a 5 point lead (57-52). 3 quick baskets by Ashley Rutz ,Briann Barringer and Kara Vamvalis of the Blue Streaks gave Shaker its first lead, since the 1Q, with 0:18 seconds left in the 4Q. After Shaker’s Maddy Malicki makes 1 of 2 free throws the game is tied and heads to overtime.

 

-Saratoga opened up a 4 point lead in overtime after a Briann Barringer basket with 2:21 left in the OT. Shaker’s Lexi Debeatham then buried a three pointer to cut the lead to 1 with 1:55 left in OT. After both teams trading free throws the game is tied until Saratoga’s Kara Vamvalis hit 2 free throws with 0:12 seconds left to give the Blue Streaks the lead (67-65). Following a Shaker timeout Lexi Debeatham tied the game at 67 with a layup sending the game to double overtime.

 

-In double overtime Julia Debeatham hit a three pointer to give Shaker a 4 point lead with 3:22 left in OT. Saratoga’s Kerry Flaherty responded with a layup and a foul shot to complete a three point play. With Saratoga now trailing by 1 Amanda McGinn gave the Blue Streaks a 1 point lead with 2:14 left. Julia Debeatham’s bucket with 1:21 left now puts Shaker up by 1. A free throw from Dolly Cairns ties the game at 73 with 0:46 left. A Shyla Sanford basket and 2 Maddy Malicki free throws seal the game for Shaker as they hold on to win 78-75.

 

-The game featured 13 lead changes and neither team had a lead of bigger than 9 points. Shaker made 11 three pointers. Saratoga shot 79% from the FT line (27-34)

 

Final scoring stats with full play by play HERE:

 

 

End 1Q

Halftime

End 3Q

End 4Q

End OT 1

Final

Saratoga Springs

12

29

43

58

67

75

Shaker

16

32

48

58

67

78

 

Saratoga video highlights

 

Shaker video highlights

 

  

Saratoga Springs

 

Shaker

2

3PT SHOOTING

11

27-34

FREE THROWS

21-35

79%

FT %

60%

6

LEADS

7

4

LARGEST LEAD

9

     
 

Top Scorers

 
     

Saratoga Springs

Kerry Flaherty #10

19

Saratoga Springs

Dolly Cairns #3

17

Shaker

Shyla Sanford #20

26

Shaker

Lexi Debeatham #23

18

 

Game Flow