When it was over, the North Crawford girls basketball had beaten Seneca for the second time this season—this time by the score of 52-46.
Unlike the first game that went into double overtime and featured plenty of missed shots, both teams looked much sharper.
Although the Trojans did eventually win by six points, this was anybody’s ball game. In fact, Seneca started the game with a three-pointer from Morgan Payne and quickly built a 7-0 lead. The score was 25-25 at halftime, as the Trojans worked for the last shot and the tie before going into the locker room.
North Crawford outscored Seneca in the third period 16-10 to take a 41-35 lead. However, the Indians still had their chances and took a 44-43 lead with 2:22 remaining.
In the end, it was the big play of Trojan seniors Bailey Stevenson and Natasha Swiggum in the final two minutes that put the game away.
For the game, Swiggum led all scorers with 19 points, Bailey scored 15 points and Sydney Stevenson had nine. Taylor Redman led the Indians in scoring with 18 points and Morgan Wall had nine, while Morgan Payne and Alivia Salinas each had eight.
With the win, the Trojans improve to 8-1 in conference play to remain in a first place tie with Wauzeka-Steuben, while Seneca drops to 7-2.