Schuckman scores 31, Bishop Carroll sinks Heights in OT
WICHITA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - The race for the girl’s GWAL championship is even closer than before after Bishop Carroll took Heights to overtime ultimately edging the Falcons 69-67.
Entering Friday night, Heights held a perfect record in league play while Bishop Carroll lost a contest earlier this season with Wichita East.
The game remained tight through the course of regulation. Heights held a 32-24 lead at the half, which the Golden Eagles would gradually erase, tying the game with 5:53 left in regulation. Late spurts from both sides left the game to be decided on a last second jump shot from Laniah Randle. With the miss, the game would go extra time. Bishop Carroll Head Coach Taylor Dugan liked her team’s odds.
“When we went into over time I think it was to our advantage because we kind of had some momentum,” she noted. “As long as we stayed in control we were going to be okay, and then it was just a crazy ending, but we worked it out and I am so proud of the girls,” Dugan finished.
In the latter part of overtime, Bishop Carroll senior Khloe Schuckman scored arguably the most important points of her game-high 31 points from the free throw line, helping Bishop Carroll ice the win.
“That was the first thing I said when I got in the locker room about how proud I was for her hitting those free throws, that’s clutch,” Dugan explained.
When asked about the win, or the total points she scored, Schuckman quickly gave the praise to her teammates for staying the course despite adversity.
“Everybody did their part in this game, we are now tied for city league so that is really awesome,” Schuckman shared following the win, noting her team is now tied for 1st in the City League. “It is a huge motivator, we haven’t won city league in a while we haven’t won since I have been here so I am really excited about that,” she smiled.
Landon Forbes followed Schuckman in the scoring category, charting 11 points on the night while Kendall Forbes added 8.
Laniah Randle had the hot hand for Heights, scoring 26 points on the game, followed by Mya Mayberry with 20.
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