SAVANNAH -- Calvary Days Dawona Magwood called it, the greatest third quarter ever.
The fourth quarter wasnt bad for the Cavaliers either. Or the first overtime. Or the second overtime.
Magwood and her teammates found ways to make plays throughout the second half and two tense overtime periods Monday night before holding off FPD 64-60 in the first round of the GHSA Class A private school tournament.
Magwoods two free throws with 27.9 seconds left in the second overtime period snapped a tie at 60. Brittany Griffin added two game-icing free throws with less than two seconds remaining.
Not many would have given Calvary much of a chance to be playing again after a disappointing first half. The start of the second half wasnt any better, and the Cavaliers 12-point deficit grew to 16, 38-22.
We just wanted to never give up, Magwood said.
The 5-foot-10 junior forward helped jumpstart the comeback with two baskets during a 19-6 run to end the third quarter that drew Calvary within 44-41. And she had 10 of the Cavaliers 14 points in the two overtime periods.
After Magwoods go-ahead free throws in the second overtime, FPD (16-9) had four shots at the basket to tie but couldnt connect.
Neither team had more than a two-point lead during the final 11 minutes before Griffins free throws.
Everybody expected us to blow them out, but they were a good team, and they made some shots, said Magwood, who finished with a team-high 18 points.
Savannah Phillips paced FPD with 28 points. She had 13 in the first half as the Vikings built a 32-20 lead and added six in the early minutes of the third quarter.
Phillips free throw with 2:42 left in the first overtime tied it at 54, and neither team scored the rest of the four-minute period as the game moved to a second overtime. In second extra four-minute session, Phillips twice hit two free throws, tying the game at 56 and 58.
But Magwood followed up a missed shot to give Calvary a 60-58 lead with 50 seconds left.
FPDs Bailey Ruble got inside for a layup to tie it at 60 with 33 seconds left, setting the stage for Magwoods clutch free throws.
You have to give the girls a lot of credit, Cavaliers coach Jackie Hamilton said. Weve been down a few times this year, but not like this. These girls know their roles, and to their credit, they did just enough (Monday).