he Galesburg Silver Streaks girl's basketball team was pushed to the limit, but came alive in overtime to defeat a game Quincy Blue Devils team 75-67 Thursday at John Thiel Gymnasium.
Trailing 65-62 with just 4 second left, Araiya Dade hit a 25-foot, 3-pointer off the glass to knot things up and send the game to overtime. With 10 seconds remaining in regulation, Galesburg's Jessica Lieber drained a pair of free throws to extend the Streaks' lead to three points.
Lieber, who finished with a game-high 24 points, was 10-of-12 from the line in the game and 8-of-10 in the fourth quarter and overtime. In extra time she was 3-of-4 from the line and hit a 3-pointer that gave the Streaks some breathing room. Galesburg outscored the Blue Devils 10-2 in the overtime period.
Sharon Diggins scored 11 points, all in the second half and OT, and played a crucial role in staving off the upset-minded Blue Devils who dropped their 28th straight conference game.
The late clutch shooting from the line was in contrast to early difficulties from the line for the Streaks who were 22-of-39 from the line as a team. Galesburg made five, 3-pointers in the contest as the intense Quincy defense nearly matched the Streaks' traditional defensive prowess.
Also scoring for the Streaks were:
Haley Kelso with 8
Sabrina Clay 7
Dani Teel 6
Casey Williams 5
Chloe Anderson 4
Allison Mangieri 3
Lexi Daniels 3
Hannah Smith 2
Micayla Eisele 2
Rainee Sibley 1
Quincy's 6-foot-4 Jordan Fletcher and Hannah Reller both scored 17. Dade added 16. Quincy was just 14-of-28 from the charity stripe.
The Streaks improved to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in the Western Big 6. Quincy fell to 3-4 and 0-2. The Streaks host Dunlap Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
The Galesburg sophomores defeated Quincy 66-59 beind 26 points from Shayle Florine and 16 from Macy Steck. Anna Stock had 21 and Casey Kelley 17 for the Blue Devils.