Clarion women’s basketball drops overtime heartbreaker against Slippery Rock

The Clarion University women’s basketball team fell to Slippery Rock Sunday afternoon 77- 71 in overtime on Senior Night.

Sophomore Cara Cook drained a three-point shot with only 10.4  seconds left in the game to force the overtime, the Golden Eagles ultimately fell.

Junior Tania Holmes started the game 17 for 17 at the line, the first Golden Eagle to do that in team history.

She finished 17 of 18 falling one short of tying the Golden Eagles record for most free throws made in a game.

During overtime, Slippery Rock and Clarion stayed pretty even for the first two minutes, however, Slippery Rock ended Clarion’s chances with a 7-0 overtime run that gave them an 8 point lead with 14 seconds to go.

Junior Jen Straw was last to score for the Golden Eagles putting in a layup with only five seconds.

Clarion led the game for 28:51, but couldn’t hold off multiple Slippery Rock comebacks.womensbball online

Going into halftime, Slippery Rock trailed 43-32, but were able to cut that lead to only two points right out of the gates of the second half capping a 9-0 run that cut into both halves.

Slippery Rock and Clarion continued to share runs throughout the second half. Clarion’s biggest run came when they needed it most.

Trailing by three with just over nine minutes to go in regulation, Clarion went on an 8-0 run with six free throws and added a two point field goal by sophomore Delrika Jones- Carey.

Slippery Rock took a three-point lead with two free throws from Megan Hardiman with about 44 seconds on the clock, before Cooks three to force overtime.

The only senior, Hannah Heeter was recognized for her career in white, blue, and gold.

Heeter hasn’t played a game since she left with a lower body injury in a game against Bloomsburg on Dec. 16.

Heeter finished her career just shy of 2,500 minutes.

She averaged 31.1 minutes per games.

Her scoring average was impressive scoring 14 points per game and finishing with 1,095.

She obtained that feat this year against West Virginia State on Nov. 15.

She was just short of 1,000 rebounds finishing with 967 total.

The Golden Eagles women’s basketball team finished the season on Feb. 26 in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

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