St Joseph Benton missed a driving lay up at the overtime buzzer that gave the Chillicothe Lady Hornets a 58-56 overtime win in an MEC contest at Benton.
Chillicothe hit a shot at the end of regulation that sent the game into overtime.
The Lady Hornets built a 5 point lead in overtime but Benton kept it close.
The Lady Cardinals scored the first 10 points in the game before Chillicothe scored their first point with more than 4 minutes into the contest.
Chillicothe Coach Darren Smith talks about the difficult start to the game
Hunter Keithley led Chillicothe with 21 points, Essie Hicks with 11, Jordan Hibner with 10, Jessica Reeter with 7, Brooke Horton with 6, Selby Miller with 3 and playing time for Lucy Reeter and Haley Kidd.
Chillicothe improves to 12-6 overall and 2-0 in Midland Empire Conference play.
Chillicothe made it a three game sweep at Benton with victories by the Lady Hornets Junior Varsity and Freshmen teams.
The Chillicothe 9th grade team won 48-20 over Benton. Izzie Montgomery led Chillicothe with 14 points, Bre Pithan with 11, Aliyah Briner with 8, Cali Burkhardt with 6, Hope Helton with 5 and Kirsten Dunn and Lainie Epperson each with two.
The Junior Varsity Lady Hornets also won big with a 47-30 victory at Benton.
Sophia Luetticke had 15 points, Clara Leamer with 8, Cali Burkhardt with 7, Kaylee Munson and Bre Pithan each with 6, Ellie Barnett with 3 and Ella Leamer with 2.