The Rector Cougars lost a heartbreaker, in FIVE OVERTIMES, to the Riverside Rebels tonight on the Rebels' home court at Caraway. A win would have put the Cougars into next week's regional tournament at Cedar Ridge.
Despite the loss, RHS coach Mark Manchester said in a telephone conversation tonight that he is very proud of his team and the way they played hard in the marathon game.
Each team had chances to put the game away in both regulation and the first four overtimes, but the Rebels finally won it on a couple of free throws with about seven seconds to play.
Rector's girls defeated BIC on Monday night and have qualified for the regional tournament. They will play powerful EPC on Wedneseday night in the district tournament at Caraway.