St. Pius Beats Lady Hornets in Overtime
The Chillicothe Lady Hornets basketball team led the entire four quarters, until the final seconds and lost at Kansas City St Pius X 55 – 50 in overtime.
Chillicothe built a 17 point lead in the second quarter.
The second half was a different story as Pius slowly cut into the Chillicothe lead. Coach Darren Smith said Pius made some adjustments in the second half.
After trailing the entire regulation four quarters, Pius turned in a three point play in the final seconds to tie the game. They won the overtime tip, hit their first basket in overtime and held on for the win.
Jolie Bonderer led Chillicothe with 14 points, Essie Hicks with 12, Lucy Reeter with 11, Jessica Reeter with 8, Ellie Barnett with 3 and Clara Leamer with 2.
Pius hit five of seven free throws in the overtime period. compared to Chillicothe’s two of three for their only two points in overtime.
The Pius JV girls won 26 to 19 and the Chillicothe 9th grade won 33 to 14.