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Buzzer Beater Helps Lift University to State

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SPOKANE, Wash. -- That the University Titans are headed to the State Tournament is not in and of itself surprising. The fashion in which they got there, however, is downright stunning.

The Titans trailed Holy Names 45-43 with 4.7 seconds remaining in regulation, with the Cougars shooting the second of two free throws. Off the miss, U-High pushed it ahead to junior McKenzie Peterson, who calmly banked in a jumper as the buzzer sounded to send the game into overtime.

In overtime, freshman Kaitlin Pannell took over for the Titans. Pannell scored U-High's first eight points of the extra session, including what proved to be the game winner. Down 53-52, Holy Names turned the ball over on a steal by senior Kayleigh Valley, who was fouled with 1.7 seconds remaining. 

Valley knocked down both free throws, and the Cougars' desperation three barely missed the mark as time expired to clinch the Titans' spot in the State Tournament with a 55-52 win.


Other Girls' Basketball Scores:

Connell 40, University Prep 21

Brewster 67, La Salle 57

Chelan 64, Columbia Burbank 35

Colton 89, Columbia 27

DeSales 51, Darrington 37

Lake Stevens 54, Davis 34

Gonzaga Prep 48, Union 39

Kamiakin 57, Lakes 33

Mead 67, Puyallup 41

Napavine 64, Riverside Christian 47

Northwest Christian 64, Lake Roosevelt 29

Reardan 69, Toutle Lake 40

Yakama Nation 37, Republic 33

Sunnyside Christian 57, Tekoa-Oakesdale 51

University 55, Holy Names 52

Wapato 61, Grandview 60

West Valley (Spok) 36, Ellensburg 19

White Swan 41, Colfax 40

Wilbur-Creston 36, Moses Lake Christian 35

Okanogan 59, Zillah 51

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