JV girls sneak by Sullivan in a thrilling end to win 25-24.

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Photo by Michele Scheer
Pictured: Megan Schockley sinks her second freethrow to put the Rocks ahead by one.

New Have, MoStephanie Scheers game high 10 points and Lindsay Nixon’s jumper in the lane with under a minute left, provided to be the game winner in last night’s, edge of your seat thriller, knocking off Sullivan 25-24.

The Shamrocks had to battler their way back midway through the fourth quarter down by four and with points hard to come by, four points seemed but more like 10.  Megan Schockley was clutch down the stretch, hitting two free throws with about 1:20 to go and a 23-22 lead, but the Eagles were not about to give up.  On the ensuing play, they came down and hit a 10-foot jumper with just 45 seconds to go. (23-24)

Nixon for New Haven came down to knock down what would be the game winner with just 20 seconds to go, but it would be a heart pounding play that would end the game.

With Just 6.6 seconds on the clock and Nixon was at the line to shoot a one and one. Coach Doug Peirick said, “We called a time out with 6.6 seconds left and I told our girls after Lindsey makes both free-throws to foul, because we had one foul to give, or if she misses to foul right away.”

Nixon missed the front end and the Rocks failed to commit a foul, Sullivan made a pass to a wide open Eagle and as time expired, her shoot went around the rim but not through the net, letting the Rocks get the win by the skin of their teeth.

Perick said, “No doubt we got lucky on that last play.  But Stephanie had a really good first half, but in the second they decided to pressure her hard. However, Megan, Molly, and Lindsay stepped up for us.  Megan Brown also played a really good game on the defensive end.”

The JV girls will next play at Owensville, which will be another tough conference game on Thursday.  Also remember, the JV games on Thursday will be played at the middle school.