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Indians Take 3rd Place in Overtime

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YAKIMA, Wash - Taryn Short's go-ahead layup with 1:43 to play in overtime capped Touchet's rally for a 60-57 win over Sunnyside Christian and third place at the Class 1B girls state
tournament on Saturday.

      SC had several chances to tie, but missed shots or turned the ball over in the final two minutes. The Knights (20-4) also missed 8 of 14 free throws in the second half.

      Touchet, which finished at 22-5, earned its first-ever state trophy.  The Indians rallied from a 14-point deficit with 3:51 to play in the third quarter, tying the game on a Zoe Weaver basket before SC's Emma Newhouse hit a 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter to give the Knights a 38-35 lead.

      Short forced the overtime by sinking the second of two free-throw attempts with 3.2 seconds remaining.  Megan Howerton led the Indians with a game-high 23 points, Short
added 16 and Courtney Rose Frazier 10.

      Melanie Van Wingerden and Newhouse each had 14 points to lead SC, and Andrea Schutt chipped in 11. Van Wingerden and Shutt both grabbed 13 rebounds and Newhouse nine as SC held a 50-37 rebounding advantage.