Emporia Lawrence High’s girls basketball team worked overtime Saturday. And plenty of it.
The Lions fell to Goddard Eisenhower, 69-67 in triple overtime, in the seventh-place game of the Emporia Tournament.
“It was a good girls basketball game,” LHS coach Nick Wood said. “It was well played on both sides. For an 11 o’clock game for seventh and eighth place, it was a good basketball game.”
The Lions rallied from an eight-point deficit after three quarters to send the game into the first extra period. Then Kyle Seaman hit a 17-footer at the buzzer at the end of the first overtime.
Anna Wright led the Lions with 23 points. Wright made six three-pointers and had five steals.
Seaman added 16 points, Makayla Bell scored 13 points, and Emma Kelly dished eight assists.
“It was an emotional game, for sure,” Wood said. “We were down eight points going into that fourth quarter, and we battled all the way back. I was really proud of the effort they showed. I’m really proud of the way they competed. It was tough. We needed to make a few more plays.”
The Lions (2-9) will entertain Leavenworth on Tuesday.