Wolverines Hang Tough, Lose in 2nd Overtime

The Griswold girls basketball team was home Friday night taking on the Windham Whippets. Windham got on the scoreboard first, when Nicole Peralta hit three points from the top of the key.The Wolverines answered back.  Emma Dembinski made a shot in front of the basket and was fouled.  That basket counted, and then Dembinski made the “and 1” (one free-throw shot, rather than two, after being fouled). Dani Krapf kept the offense going when she hit a three-pointer from the corner. Griswold found their groove and put up 12 points to end the 1st quarter.  The score after the first quarter was 12-6 with the Wolverines leading.  In the second quarter, the Whippets closed the deficit and took over the lead. The Whippets’ Neishaly Rodriguez-Reyes put up four points in the quarter. The game was tied at 18 points at the half. Griswold opened the third quarter with two points by Hailey Ego. Ego finished the third quarter with 4 points. Near the end of the third quarter, Dani Krapf, put up two points, was fouled, and made the “and 1”.   After 3 quarters, the Wolverines had a slight 29-25 lead.  Windham started the fourth quarter aggressively. The Whippets were fouled multiple times, and made the most of their free-throw opportunities. Rodriguez-Reyes made 4 free throws and finished the quarter with 8 points. Krapf kept the Wolverines’ hopes alive by hitting a two-point jumper near the end of the quarter. Both teams fought hard and the game went into overtime tied at 36.  One overtime was not enough; the teams tied at 39 and the game went into a second overtime period. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, three of their five starters fouled out of the game and the Whippets took advantage. The Whippets beat the Wolverines 49 to 44.

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