Saint Francis Defeats NW Guilford in Double OT

Saint Francis (GA) advanced to the semifinals of the 2017 CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational with a 69-66 double overtime victory over Northwest Guilford (NC).

TURNING POINT:  Saint Francis held the advantage for a majority of the game but neither team could gain much of an advantage in a game that featured seven lead changes and 12 tied scores.  In the second overtime session, Mia Moore scored six of her team-high 19 points to help the Knights hold off Northwest Guilford.

SAINT FRANCIS LEADERS:  Mia Moore led four Knights in double figure scoring with 9 points and she added seven steals.  Arynn Eady posted 16 points and 10 rebounds while Amirah Abdur-Rahim chipped in with 16 points and Eliza Snyder added 14 points and five steals.

NORTHWEST GUILFORD LEADERS:  Elizabeth Kitley led all scorers with 24 points and also grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds.  Lindsay Gauldin narrowly missed a triple double with 18 points, 10 rebound and eight assists.

RECORDS:  Saint Francis 7-2.  Northwest Guilford 9-1.

:  Saint Francis (Alpharetta, GA), Northwest Guilford (Greensboro, NC).

WHAT’S NEXT:  St. Francis advances to the semifinal round to face Harris County (GA) .  Northwest Guilford will face Brentwood Academy (TN), with the winner advancing to the fifth place game.


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