Tribune photo by Arv Koontz/ Medora senior Hannah Elkins, second from left, and freshman Megan Weddell apply pressure to Shoals' Katlyn Sanders as Hornets junior Ashley Lambert, second from right, and freshman Carley McCammon look on during Thursday's game at Medora.
Since the Shoals girls basketball team had beaten Medora 10 straight times prior to Thursday night, Medora coach Brad McCammon said he felt his team was due for a win against the Jug Rox.
Medora built a 45-38 lead with 3:45 remaining in the fourth quarter, and then had to hold on until the buzzer for a 51-48 win.
A free throw by Ashley Lambert at 2:48 put Medora up 47-41, but with 2:20 to go, Shoals’ Jaylin Hilderbrand scored from close range to make it 47-46.
Montana Wheeler scored on a move to the basket at the 1-minute mark that put the Hornets on top 50-46, and Hannah Elkins added a free throw before Shoals scored a basket in the closing seconds.
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