The Pryor Times


December 12, 2013

AIT Wednesday Wrapup: Salina erases 19-point deficit

ADAIR, OK — Courtney Condit scored 32 points, including the go-ahead bucket with one second to play, to launch Salina into the semifinals of the Adair Invitational Tournament Wednesday with a 50-48 win over Claremore Sequoyah.

The sophomore forward's five-footer completed a 19-point comeback victory for the Lady Wildcats (2-0), who were down 19-5 after one period and fell behind 31-12 late in the second quarter.

"We came out scared," Salina head coach Mark Fraley said. "We're better than that. I just told them to stop playing scared. Being out of school might have something to do with it. We didn't wake up until the second half."

Condit scored 24 of her points in the second half, which saw Salina roar back in a hurry. Salina cut the 16-point halftime deficit to six heading into the fourth frame, and Manay McCarter's free throw with 3:12 to play gave Salina its first lead of the game (46-45).

Sequoyah retook the lead with a two-point bucket, which Condit answered on the other end with 1:04 to go. A Sequoyah free throw knotted the score at 48 with 30 seconds to play.

The Lady Wildcats called a timeout and ran the clock down to get the last shot. Condit drove the lane and missed her first attempt, but collected the rebound and bounced in her second shot from the middle of the lane. Sequoyah's full-court heave barely made it to the free-throw line.

The Lady Wildcats played without starting freshman guard Shaylee Morgan, who will miss the first part of the season with a collarbone injury. That left Condit as the No. 1 and No. 2 scoring option.

"She played a great game, but someone else has to step up and support her," Fraley said.

Condit shot 11-of-27 from the field and added 12 boards for a double-double. The bench came up big for Salina, as McCarter added nine points and six rebounds and Marisa Richards scored eight points and collected five caroms.

Salina advances to play Jay in semifinal action Thursday.

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