(December 22nd, 2014) – ANTWERP: Going head to head in the Route Classic, old foes Edon and Edgerton once again battled against one another. As usual, the game went down to the wire, and then some.
It took two overtimes to decide the winner of this contest. In the end, it was Edon who squeaked by with a hard fought 58-55 victory over the Lady Bulldogs.
Neither team could pull too far ahead of the other at any point in the game. Edgerton took hold of the lead early in the game and held on for as tightly as they could. At the end of the first quarter, the Lady Bombers faced a 5 point deficit, 15-10. They were able to narrow that gap to 2 points, as they outscored the Edgerton girls 13-10 in the second period. At the half, Edon was behind 25-23.
Both squads continued to match one another in the third quarter. Each of them put up 11 points in the frame. Still down by just a pair, the Bomber girls needed a bit more offensive output in the fourth quarter. They delivered just that, totaling 16 points in what would usually be the game’s final period. The Bulldogs managed to earn 14 points, however, forcing an extra period.
Edon again found themselves in a deadlock with their enemies to the south. Each unit could only muster 4 points in the first overtime, which made a second one necessary. The Bomber defense came through for the Edon girls, as they were able to hold the Bulldogs to a single point. Offensively, they produced another 4 points, securing an epic victory against a hated foe.
Both Alex Kiess and Kaitlin Chrisman played a large role in the Bomber win. Kiess had 18 points in the contest, 9 of which came from 3 triples. The other 9 points came from the free throw line, where the senior leader only missed 2 of her 11 attempts.
Chrisman also found her way to the free throw line often, connecting on 12 of her 16 extra points. The senior standout also hit a three-pointer, along with a two-point field goal to total 17 points. Junior Kaitlyn Sonneberger added 8 points in the victory as well.
As of late, a lot of these close games have been going against the Bombers. As heartbreaking as those losses may have been to the Edon girls, those games helped to prepare them for a contest like this.