SOUTH DAYTON - The Pine Valley Lady Panthers (4-1, 0-0) needed overtime to take down the Frewsburg Bears (3-4, 1-0), 47-45, Monday in non-league girls high school basketball action.
Frewsburg's Kaitlyn Blanchard drained a 3-pointer with two seconds left in the game to send the contest into overtime. There, Pine Valley's Kaleigh Brunswick nailed a 3-pointer of her own which proved to be all the home team would need for the victory.
"I'm very proud of the girls," Pine Valley coach Tim Nobles said. "I believe we should not have been in overtime, but I was proud. They could have gave up and they fought back."
The Lady Panthers held a 24-18 halftime advantage, but the Bears battled back in the second half to force overtime.
"Frewsburg played tough and battled back every time," Nobles noted. "I think we control our own destiny. We missed opportunities. When we play our defense and play it right, we play it fantastic. We need to get more consistent on defense."
The Bears were led by Emily Hair's 13 points and seven assists, and Megan Davis' seven rebounds.
Pine Valley received 10 points from Kayla Bentham. Aaren Waterman and Kayla Mansfield combined for 19 rebounds while Jamie Wilcox had three steals.
Frewsburg takes on Dunkirk on Jan. 2 and Pine Valley plays the Lady Marauders on Jan. 3.