Mustangs rally to force overtime, beat Tigers


Missed free throws and costly turnovers at the end of regulation by the Crothersville girls basketball team Tuesday night allowed visiting New Washington to force overtime and pull out a 65-61 win.

After going 7 of 8 from the free-throw line in the first half, Crothersville was 11 of 26 in the second half. On top of that, the Tigers had 14 of their 27 turnovers in the second half, including two in the final 1:10 of regulation.

New Washington got three free throws from Ashley Johnson to pull ahead 57-53 late in the fourth quarter. But with four seconds to go, Crothersville's Alexis Adair was fouled when she made a 3-pointer, and she converted a four-point play.

Katrina Christian's layup with 1:45 remaining in overtime put Crothersville on top 60-59, but Johnson made her fourth 3-pointer of the game at 1:20 to lift her team to victory.

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