Cahill steps up in crunch time for Lady Fliers
May 12, 2015 at 5:34 PM
But Amanda Cahill stepped up and did what she's done all season.
The 6-foot-1 junior scored 38 points and grabbed 12 boards to help the Fliers survive two overtimes and earn a 60-56 win in the battle of Route 20.
Trailing by three points with just over a minute to play in regulation, Cahill connected on a deep 3-pointer and then drove the lane with under 10 seconds to play to send the game into overtime tied at 40 points.
She then threw up a desperation 3-pointer at the end of the first overtime to send both teams into another overtime tied at 49 points.
She nailed another three-pointer to start the second overtime and the Fliers outscored the Lady Red 11-7 to seal the win.
The Fliers shot just 38% in the first half but still managed to head into the locker room at halftime with a 19-14 lead over Bellevue.
Clyde finished out the quarter with a 9-4 run of their own and a three-point lead heading into the final quarter of regulation.
The Lady Red opened up the fourth quarter with an even bigger spurt, a 12-0 run that kept Clyde scoreless for four minutes.
Free throws from sophomore Kelsey Michaels and a steal and layup by Lexi Weber put the Fliers down 40-35 when Cahill took over.
Clyde had three players, including Cahill, playing with four fouls in both overtimes.
The Fliers held Bellevue scoring sensation Carly Santoro to just three points in the first half. Santoro came out hungry in the second half and double overtime, finishing with 22 points.
Read more in Friday's Sandusky Register.