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The Shawnee News-Star
  • WOMEN'S SAC BASKETBALL: Lee big down the stretch in SGU's overtime win

  • CEDAR HILL, Texas – Stacy Lee was big down the stretch, propelling St. Gregory’s to a 79-75 overtime win over Northwood (Texas) Thursday night. SGU picked up its first conference win and second victory overall on the season. Its only other win was an overtime triumph over Bacone in December.
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  • CEDAR HILL, Texas – Stacy Lee was big down the stretch, propelling St. Gregory’s to a 79-75 overtime win over Northwood (Texas) Thursday night. SGU picked up its first conference win and second victory overall on the season. Its only other win was an overtime triumph over Bacone in December. Down 62-59 with time winding down, Lee put up a desperation trey from 30 feet away but was fouled in the act as time expired. She hit all three free throws to send the game into overtime and then scored seven in the extra frame to hold off the Knights. The junior – playing in her hometown of Dallas – scored 17 points overall and dished out five assists. Kylee Tatum had 18 on 6 of 13 shooting to lead SGU, who overcame a dismal 37 percent performance from the floor to win in SAC play for the first time since February 23 of last year. The Cavs trailed by seven with 5:53 to play in regulation but slowly battled back as time wound down. SGU cut it to 57-54 on a Courtney Leach bucket with 1:25 to play and then got within 60-59 on a Danielle Patillo conversion in the paint with 25 seconds to go. Patillo had 10 points in the second half and overtime – one of five Cavs in double figures on the night. Northwood hit one of two free throws on its next two possessions – the last coming with 3.7 seconds remaining in regulation. That’s when Lee took the inbounds pass and raced the length of the floor to attempt the desperation trey as time expired. She also spurred a 12-2 run to start overtime, scoring back-to-back driving scoop shots during the stretch before hitting 3 of 4 free throws with less than a minute to play to hold off the Knights. Despite its poor shooting night, the visitors had a big 54-39 edge on the glass. SGU also forced 23 Northwood turnovers. The home team led 34-33 at the break after shooting 47 percent from the floor. Tatum had 10 in the first 20 minutes on 3 of 6 shooting. The Cavs enjoyed a 27-14 rebounding advantage at halftime. SGU (2-10, 1-5 SAC) hosts Southwestern Assemblies of God Saturday. Tip time is set for 3 p.m. at W.P. Wood Field House. Note: Report provided by Brad Collins, SGU sports information director.
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