Susquehanna found themselves in an unfamiliar position as the Lady Sabers rallied to force overtime before prevailing over Montrose 47-43 in double overtime.
It looked like business as usual as Susquehanna jumped out to a 9-4 first quarter advantage as Taylor Huyck had two field goals and Cortney Bennett knocked down a three-pointer.
However, the Susquehanna offense stalled over the next two quarters. In the second stanza Huyck scored all six of the Lady Saber points. Meanwhile, Montrose followed the hot hand of Haley Pompey who scored eight points and pulled Montrose within one at halftime 15-14.
After intermission the Montrose rode the momentum and outscored Susquehanna 16-2 to take a 30-17 lead. Tangi Smith and Mya Snyder combined for nine points to lead the Lady Meteors.
Susquehanna turned up the pressure in the fourth quarter and outscored Montrose 17-4 to force overtime as Huyck and Makenzie Steele combined for nine points to lead the comeback.
Montrose’s Ciara Hundley was 3-4 from the free throw line in the first overtime as the teams remain knotted.
In the second overtime Megan Kiernan scored four points and Susquehanna limited Montrose to one field goal to foil the upset bid.
“Montrose played their tails off and we didn’t execute,” said Susquehanna Coach Kirk Fallon.
Forest City got their first win of the year when the Lady Foresters defeated Blue Ridge 40-35 behind 24 points from Bella Pleska.
The teams battled back and forth in the first half and Forest City held a 17-15 lead going into intermission.
Forest City created momentum and outscored Blue Ridge 14-6 in the third quarter to take a ten-point lead into the fourth.
Blue Ridge rallied but timely baskets from Pleska and Madeline Shema quelched the Lady Raider comeback.
Along with Pleska’s game-high 24 Shema added 12 points. Ashley Torres and Savanaah Glover led Blue Ridge with 10 points each.
Mountain View doubled up Lackawanna Trail in the first half 22-11 to roll to a 45-31 win over Lackawanna Trail.
After halftime the Lady Eagles put the game out of reach with a 15-9 quarter.
Regan Cameron led Mountain View with 14 points while Emory Bewley and Abby Neri chipped in with eight and seven points respectively.
Lakeland gained momentum in the second quarter and turned up the pressure in the second half to defeat Elk Lake 64-32 in Division III-IV crossover game.
Trailing by one after the first quarter Elk Lake was outscored 18-10 in the second as Lakeland took a 29-20 lead into halftime.
After intermission Lakeland forced several Elk Lake turnovers and limited the Lady Warriors to eight points while Lakeland took a commanding 50-28 lead.
Mercedes Zajaczkowski led Elk Lake with 13 points.
Montrose recovered from the heartbreaking loss to Susquehanna to quickly dispatch Blue Ridge 51-17.
The Lady Meteors jumped out to a 13-2 first quarter advantage as Mia Snyder knocked down two treys and scored eight points.
Blue Ridge’s offense came alive in the second quarter as Lily Bleck scored all five of her points and the Lady Raiders stayed even with Montrose to trail 23-12 at intermission. Tangi Smith had six ponts for the Lady Meteors.
Montrose turned up the pressure after halftime and Snyder and Lizzy Lathrop combined for 11 points as the Lady Meteors put the game out of reach 36-13.
Mya Snyder had all eight of her points in the fourth quarter as Montrose extended their lead.
Mia Snyder led Montrose with 18 points while Smith chipped in with 10.
Susquehanna shook off the Monday’s close call turned up the defensive intensity in their 61-33 win over Elk Lake.
The Lady Sabers took a 13-8 lead in the first quarter and held Elk Lake under double digits again in the second as they extended their lead to 28-16 by halftime.
Susquehanna maintained their lead despite the Elk Lake offense showing more life in the third quarter to take a 46-28 lead in the final quarter.
Huyck led Susquehanna with 19 points and was joined in double figures by Steele who tallied 12 points. Makenzie Heath chipped in with nine, all coming from behind the arc.
Krista Jones led Elk Lake with 11 while Zajaczkowski added 10.
Forest City was unable to generate a win streak and Lackawanna Trail earned their first win of the season with a 55-21 win over the Lady Foresters.
Trail jumped out to a 16-5 lead after one quarter and held Forest City scoreless in the second to lead 26-5 at halftime.
Pleska scored 14 points to lead Forest City.
In a divisional crossover game Riverside held Mountain View to a free throw in the first quarter and took a 25-1 lead on their way to a 69-20 win over the lady Eagles.
Jade Travis had eight points to lead Mountain View.
In a non-league match Saturday Scranton held Elk Lake to 21 first-half points and rolled to a 72-44 win over the Lady Warriors.
Tamar Voda led Elk Lake with 22 points including five three-pointers while Zajaczkowski and Lily Decker each chipped in with six.