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Navy survives another OT game, top Siena

Sarita Condie led Navy with 15 points against Siena.

Sarita Condie led Navy with 15 points against Siena.

For a second-straight game the Navy women’s basketball team battled to overtime and yet again they came away with a victory. Navy went on a 10-2 run in the final two minutes of the game to pull ahead of the Siena Saints for a 59-58 victory.

With six seconds left in overtime Siena guard Kollyns Scarbrough, who led their team with 19 points, was as the foul line and after making the first shot to make it a two-point game she choose to go for the second one rather than intentionally miss and hope for the rebound. After making the second one the Mids inbounded the ball to Peri Curtis. She missed both shots and that allowed Siena five seconds for a final shot after calling a timeout, but Margot Hetzke turned the ball over and Navy held on for the win in their opener of the Navy Classic.

Sarita Condie led Navy with 15 points while Curtis had 13 points with eight rebounds and two steals. Though neither team made a third of their shots and neither team pulled away on the glass Navy made nine three’s, tripling Siena’s out-put from beyond the arc. Curtis and Condie each hit two.

Navy trailed by five points in overtime before Navy was able to lock the Saints down defensively and go on their run

Navy’s defense completely shut Sienna down in the second quarter of the game. The Mids out-scored their opponent 18-5 in the second 10 minute period and a 15-0 run over a nine minute span gave them a 22-13 lead.

The Mids held their lead for most of the third quarter but the Saints scored five-straight points to end it and carried that momentum into the fourth. Trailing by only five points it didn’t take long for Siena to tie the game. Deja Rawls hit a layup to star the quarter and Margot Hatzke took advantage of a Navy turnover, nailed a three and tied the game at 35-each.

But Navy would fight to not give up the league and for the next five minutes would consistently match their shots. With 1:39 remaining in regulation Meghan Donohue gave Siena a led after hitting a layup. Condie re-took the lead with a pair of free throws but a jumper by Scarbrough gave the lead right back to Siena. Justice Swett, who finished with nine points and led the team’s defensive effort, tied the game with a late free throw to force overtime.

Siena shot just 32.3-percent in the game and went just 3-for-11 from 3-point range. They also turned the ball over 23 times.

Navy will host Colorado State in their second game of the Navy Classic on Saturday.

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