SCPA: Lions win opener in OT

 

Rose Kaetterhenry scored at the buzzer to force overtime and St. Croix Preparatory Academy dominated the extra period to pull out a 49-40 nonconference girls’ basketball victory in Monday’s season opener.

The Lions (1-0), who travel to St. Paul Academy and Summit School on Tuesday and Legacy Christian Academy on Friday to complete a busy week, jumped out to a 19-11 halftime lead before the Eagles battled back to take a 37-35 lead in the final minute. After Kaetterhenry, who finished with 12 points, hit the buzzer beater to tie the game, SCPA outscored the Eagles 12-3 in overtime.

Lita Schollmeier drained four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points to lead the Lions while Grace Kaetterhenry followed with 17 points.

 

HCA 11 26 3 — 40

SCPA 19 18 12 — 49

 

Heritage Christian Academy (pts): Bella Lien 3, Taylie Scott 11, Marissa Gamache 1, Rachel Crellin 2, Mikaela Lien 14 and Paige Berge 9.

St. Croix Preparatory Academy: Lita Schollmeier 20, Rose Kaetterhenry 12 and Grace Kaetterhenry 17.

3-pointers: HCA (1): Scott; SCPA (4): Schollmeier.

Free throws: HCA, 11-20; SCPA, 11-20.

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