Lady Vikings sink Fillies in overtime

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February 5, 2011 - 12:00 AM

PARSONS — Iola High’s Fillies and Parsons High’s Lady Vikings came into Friday’s game with the same record — 6-7 overall and 0-1 in Southeast Kansas League play.
The SEK game Friday was tied 26-26 after three quarters. The contest was knotted up at 37-37 with 40 seconds to play.
With Parsons working for a final shot, Iola’s Kelsey Larson swiped the basketball and scored on a layup with five seconds. But the Lady Vikings used two timeouts in the final 4.4 seconds to move the ball down.
Sierra Kemp’s shot at the buzzer bounced up down on the rim and dropped through to tie it up at 39-39.
Overtime.
Sierra Kemp hit two shots early in the overtime. The Fillies missed seven shots before Kendra Taiclet sank two free throws to make it 43-41.
Taiclet dropped in both ends of a one-and-one with 43 seconds left in the four-minute overtime period. Iola down 44-43.
The Lady Vikings. Erin Forbes hit two free throws with 13.7 seconds to give her team a 46-43 lead. A three-point field goal attempt by Iola was short followed by a turnover with 2.6 seconds.
“Our shots just weren’t falling but the girls played with a lot more fire and desire tonight,” said Becky Carlson, Fillies’ head coach,  after the 46-43 loss.
“This was a better effort than what we got last week at Coffeyville.”
With the loss, the Fillies are 0-2 in SEK action and 6-8 on the season. Because of the snow this week, the Fillies have not played a home game since Jan. 4.
Iola is idle Tuesday. The Fillies play Fort Scott High’s Tigers next Friday at home in league action.
The Fillies pushed out to a 7-3 lead on a basket by Taiclet and a three-point field goal by Larson midway through the first quarter. Iola was up 10-7 going into the second quarter.
At the 3:20 mark of the second period, the Fillies’ lead increased to 15-9 on a basket by Kirstin McGuffin. Iola couldn’t put the Lady Vikings away, however, and owned a 19-16 halftime advantage.
“Every time we’d get a lead, Parsons found a way to come back against us,” Carlson said.
Iola shot a frigid 28 percent, 15 of 53, from the field. The Fillies hit 9 of 11 free throw attempts.
As the third quarter opened, Kayla Callahan and McGuffin had back-to-back baskets for Iola. The Fillies were up by seven.
Erin Forbes drilled a three to spark an 8-0 run by Parsons. Forbes finished the span with a basket to put Parsons up 24-23.
The teams traded baskets then Taiclet sank one of two free throws to make it 26-26. No more points were score din the final two minutes.
Two treys by Maggie Wilson seemed to spark Iola in the fourth quarter. Her second three gave Iola a 32-29 lead. Kiralyn Mosier tied it on a three for Parsons.
Forbes, who had 16 points for Parsons, had three straight points as the Lady Vikings went up 35-34. Larson nailed a three.
Iola was protecting a 37-35 lead with a minute to play. Sierra Kemp sank two free throws to tie it with 56 seconds.
Then came Larson’s steal and layup and Sierra Kemp’s buzzer-beater.
“On that shot, the ball hung on the rim it seems like forever,” Carlson said.
Iola even got the tip-off in the overtime but turned the ball over. The Fillies did not have a field goal in the extra period.
“We did hit some big shots in the game, just not enough. We limited our turnovers to 15 for an overtime game,” Carlson said.
“We’re getting better and have to keep going forward.”
Taiclet paced Iola with 13 points and eight rebounds. Larson had four assists, three steals and five rebounds.
Taylor Kemp added 12 points for Parsons. The Lady Vikings were 11 of 18 at the free-throw line.
Parsons won the junior varsity game 40-15. Keli Lee had six points for Iola. There was no freshman game.
Iola (10-9-7-13-4 (OT)—43) (FG/3-pt): Larson 1/2-1-4-9, Taiclet 3-7-1-13, Taylor 0-0-2-0, Wilson 1/2-0-4-8, Callahan 3-1-4-7, Mulsow 1-0-2-2, McGuffin 2-0-1-4. TOTALS: 11/4-9-18-43.
Parsons (7-9-10-13-7 (OT) — 46) (FG/3-pt): S. Kemp 3-3-2-9, Mosier 0/1-2-2-5, Woodworth 1-0-3-2, E. Forbes 3/2-4-1-16, Getz 1-0-4-2, T. Kemp 5-2-2-12. TOTALS: 13/3-11-17-46.

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