Lady Golden Eagles Show No Mercy Over Trimble

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The Trimble Lady Tomcats were on the prowl as they took on the Belpre Lady Golden Eagles in a home game Thursday night, that lead to a double-overtime buzzer-beater.

“The fans should have been charged double for tonight’s game because they definitely got their money’ worth,” Trimble head coach Joe Richards said.

The game went into double overtime as each team put up threes in the last second of each quarter to tie the game. Although the Lady Tomcats fought hard, they fell to Belpre 64-62.

After a strong first half, it was apparent the Lady Tomcats were beginning to get tired during the third quarter and the Lady Golden Eagles showed no mercy over their prey. Instead, they came out of the locker room charged and ready to fight.

The Lady Golden Eagles prevailed over Trimble as they took the lead for the first time less than one minute into the fourth. After Belpre pulled forward, Trimble retaliated by ending the fourth with a hard three from Trimble’s own Laikyn Imler, tying the game 46-46 with four seconds left on the clock and bringing the game into overtime.

The fight to the top continued as Belpre refused to let up on the small but mighty Trimble Lady Tomcats. Unfortunately for Trimble, Brianna Orsbourne fouled out with 1:43 left on the clock.

“Number 23 [Brianna Orsbourne] had a lot to do with where we are tonight,” Richards said.

Orsbourne put up a total of 11 points and had 12 rebounds by the end of the night. However, it was not enough as Belpre’s Kyanna Ray shot two threes with a minute left to send the game into double overtime with a score of 55-55.

Double overtime proved to be a reflection of the other quarters as one three was shot after the other. Trimble player, Emily Young, put up two threes by the end of the night, but it was not enough.

“I think fatigue had a little bit to do with it in the fourth,” Richards said. “I’m heartbroken for them. This game is a learning experience for them. Our goal is to 1) play hard and 2) rebound, and we did that. Our goal is to rebound no matter how tall or small. If we play hard, we will be in the dogfight every night.”

The Trimble Lady Tomcats will travel to Miller December 10 in pursuit of a victory over the Lady Falcons.