Summit Lady Bears HS basketball team wins epic overtime battle

It came down to the final minute when Summit Charter High School girls basketball team hosted Eagle Ridge on Thursday and took things to overtime that ended in victory with a final of 33-28.

Editor’s Note: It should be noted that Summit High School’s girls basketball team has one player in high school, Caroline Woods. All other players are middle schoolers. Pretty awesome win.

Summit AE Woods avoids getting fouled while running out the final seconds of the clock. At this point the crowd was going nuts.

A crowd clad in red in support of Summit alumni Jackson Hall who is battling cancer was going ballistic during the final minutes of the game. Several Summit players said playing in support of Hall was a big motivator. To learn more about Hall click HERE.

The Lady Bears wear red and dedicated Thursday’s game in support Summit alumni Jackson Hall who is battling cancer. To learn more about Jackson click HERE. Photo courtesy of Summit Charter School.

“In overtime I was just thinking we have to win because this game is for Jackson,” said Summit AE Woods. “Our defense has gotten better and we put up a lot of shots, but after it was over it felt great.”

Summit Chloe Crawford gets back on D after scoring some critical freethrows to take the lead and beat Eagle Ridge.

In the final minute, Summit Chloe Crawford made some clutch freethrows that Sarah Betty said she had faith in Crawford the entire time.

“This was one of our hardest games this season,” said Betty. “Some games you know who’s going to win at halftime. This one could have gone either way because we were tied for so long. But we knew Chloe could make those shots and we all had faith in her.”

The Lady Bears next play against Victory Christian on Feb. 11.

Summit Sarah Betty boxes an Eagle Ridge player into the corner.

Summit Taylor Robinson brings the ball down court against Eagle Ridge.

From left are Summit AE Woods, Sarah Betty, Caroline Woods, and Taylor Robinson cheering on Chloe Crawford while shooting freethrows after a technical foul.

Summit Anna Johnson keeps the ball moving along the perimeter at home on Thursday.

From left are Summit Sarah Betty, Catelynn Couch, and Christina McDonald doing what they can from the sidelines.

Summit Chloe Crawford goes for the steal against Eagle Ridge.

Summit Taylor Robsinson focuses on sinking a freethrow.

Summit Caroline Woods snags a rebound and brings the ball back to the outside to give it another go.

Summit Lady Bears talk strategy during a timeout in the final minute of overtime.

Fans were wearing red in support of Summit alumni Jackson Hall who is battling cancer.

Crowd reaction during the final minute of overtime:

Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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