Thursday, February 07, 2013

PH Survives Hermitage in OT, Loses Pinder....

Leading most of the way with part of their attention seered behind their own bench, Patrick Henry's girls basketball team went cold in the fourth quarter, scoring just six points, allowing Hermitage to storm back to force overtime.

The Patriots clamped down defensively, holding the Panthers scoreless until the final 0.8 of a second when Destini Walker hit a meaningless three to cut the final margin to 51-50.

Patrick Henry moves to 13-2 in the Colonial, in a tie with Mills Godwin with a game to go in the regular season.  Godwin will be heavily favored Friday night against rival Douglas Freeman, while Patrick Henry travels for the third straight night, this time to #3 Deep Run. The Patriots and Wildcats have split two meetings this season.

Tyler Pinder won't be available Friday night, and possibly longer. After rebounding the ball in the second quarter, Pinder was fouled by Hermitage's Walker and she fell awkwardly to the floor, then screamed in pain.  After a few moments, she was carried off the court by head coach Phillip Cobb and the trainer for Hermitage.

Pinder will undergo tests on her knee within 24 hours to determine the injury.  We'll keep you posted.

Summer Price, who didn't play in Wednesday's win over John Marshall due to illness, didn't start the game.  But after Hermitage ran out to a quick 9-2 advantage, Price entered the game, and took over, scoring 32 points, including the game-clinching free throw with 8 seconds left in the extra stanza.

Tyler Pinder had a rebound and steal before going out. Twin sister Jasmine scored six points and had four rebounds and two steals, while Amber Lee was a force on the inside rebounding, garnering 19, including a few critical boards in overtime when the Panthers suddenly went cold.  Lee scored 8 points.

We will live tweet tomorrow night from Deep Run beginning just before 6pm!

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