The Tattnall Square girls found some adversity in their GISA Region 2-AAA semifinals matchup with Westfield.
The Trojans overcame a late deficit and an injury to their leading scorer to force overtime and eventually outlast Westfield 61-54 in overtime.
The girls showed a lot to battle back, said Tattnall head coach Todd Whetsel, who is trying to win a second straight region title. They showed a lot of character.
Kendra Green led the Trojans with 19, while Jordan Allen added 14. Katlyn Moseley led Westfield with 18. Chelsea Whaley added 12 points, and Callie Hammerle scored 10 for the Hornets.
Tattnall will play Stratford at 7 p.m. on Friday for the region championship at Mount de Sales.
Westfield led for the first four minutes of the first quarter, but the Trojans never fell behind by more than four.
Trailing by two with 4:18 in the fourth quarter, Tattnall suffered a blow when Green picked up her fifth foul on a charge. The damage appeared much more than a routine disqualification for Green, who led all scorers with 19. Green rolled on the court, clutching her right knee. Whetsel said he didnt know the damage immediately after the game, but Green spent a few minutes on the court in pain and another 20 on a training table.
The Trojans tied the game on a putback by Ashlyn Whetsel with a minute left and again 30 seconds later on a basket by Allen that followed a pair of free throws by Moseley.
Tattnall controlled the action in overtime after jumping out to a four-point lead on baskets by Allen and Haley Gordon.
Westfield didnt make a shot from the field in overtime and made 2-of-6 free throws. The Hornets made all 16 foul shots they took in regulation.
We noticed at halftime they were 10-for-10, so that encouraged our kids to stop fouling them, Whetsel said.
Stratford 47, Mount de Sales 18
Taylor Reese scored 14 points to lead Stratford to a win over Mount de Sales and a spot in the region championship game.
Carey Woodcock added nine points for Stratford. Clarissa Perkins led Mount de Sales with eight points.
Stratford head coach Ed Smith said his team didnt shoot the ball great, but he was more upset with the defensive effort in the first half. He thought his team gave better defensive effort in the second half.
It was a sloppy game ... but we survived and advanced, Smith said.
Mount de Sales never scored more than six in a quarter. The Cavaliers will play Westfield on Friday in the consolation game.