After four quarters of in-your-face basketball, Canton-Galva and Inman found themselves in a 36-36 deadlock, but last-second heroics by the Eagles’ Erika Smith led Canton-Galva to a 41-40 Heart of America League Win.
The Teutons were up 6-4 after the first quarter and surged out to a 16-10 advantage at the half, thanks, in part to the foul shooting of Abby Ropp, who went 4-4 from the line in the first half.
Canton-Galva came back in the third, with Smith leading the charge, scoring six points in the frame. The Eagles won the battle in the third, 15-10, but Inman still controlled the scoreboard 28-25.
An 11-8 Eagle fourth sent the game into the extra period, where Inman had a one-point lead with five second left on the clock.
Canton-Galva put the ball in Smith’s hands as time wound down and she sunk a contested turnaround jumper to secure the win for Canton-Galva.
Smith finished with 17 points, 15 of which coming in the second half. Cassidy Enns had nine for the eagles.
Ropp and Savanah Case both had 14 points for Inman.
Smoky Valley 20
LINDSBORG — Smoky Valley held Halstead scoreless in the first quarter, but the Lady Dragons roared back in the second to claim the lead on their way to a 26-20 win.
Halstead led 11-7 at the half as both teams had trouble scoring. The third quarter saw more of the same, with Halstead sinking a pair of threes from Tia Frazell and Marci Diepenbrock to keep a six-point advantage leading into the fourth.
Smoky and Halstead both scored seven in the final frame.
No player hit double digits, though Sydney Beat had nine.
Hannah McBride led the Vikings with six.