BY ED WRIGHT
Feb. 13, 2010, 1:55 a.m.
Maybe when Alex Roberts and Katelyn Watson are seniors, a couple of underclassmen will step up to make their "Senior Night" special like Roberts and Watson did Friday night for Plymouth seniors Tori Davis, Stacey Klonowski, Danielle Desilets and Lejla Kulaglic.
Plymouth chalked up a dramatic 46-40 overtime victory over visiting Churchill thanks in large part to the late-game heroics of the before-mentioned duo. Roberts nailed three of four free throws in the extra session and Watson was four for four in the fourth quarter from the stripe.
"The difference in overtime was Alex Roberts and Katelyn Watson," said Plymouth coach Ted Sturdivant. "They drove to the basket and were fouled."
Klonowski nearly ended the game with one second left in regulation, but her well-defended left-handed layup at the buzzer just missed.
The victory improved Plymouth's record to 6-10 overall and 5-5 in the KLAA South Division. In all likelihood, the Wildcats, who finished third in the South, will host Salem on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a first-round KLAA tournament game.
Early on, it appeared as if the 'Cats were going to roll to a comfortable win. They led 14-7 after one quarter and 25-17 at the half. However, the feisty Chargers stormed back to knot the game at 31-all at the end of the third quarter.
The fourth quarter was nip-and-tuck, but Plymouth outscored their visitors 9-3 over the four-minute OT.
Roberts enjoyed an exemplary night, netting 16 points. Klonowski finished with 12 and Watson added 10.
Desilets chipped in six points while Taylor Birman and Isis Haywood recorded one free throw each.
Erin Menard led the Chargers with nine points. Taylor Kerr twined eight while Nicole Sallourn netted seven.
Churchill dropped to 8-8 overall and 3-7 in the division.