South Dearborn senior Elsa Meek (0) scores on a wide-open layup with 25 seconds left in regulation time to put the Lady Knights on top briefly, 33-31, in Wednesday's Class 3A sectional win over Franklin County. SD prevailed 39-37 in overtime for its first state tournament victory since 2003.
SD's Kyrstin Bond (center) wards off a steal attempt by Franklin County's Kairee Hodapp (31), while Bry LaGreca (left) trails in the Lady Knights' 39-37 overtime win in Wednesday's Class 3A sectional quarterfinals at Aurora. Bond scored 13 points despite tweaking an ankle late in regulation.
Elsa Meek slaps hands with South Dearborn teammates after hitting the first of 2 free throws with 31.9 seconds left in overtime to wide the lead to 37-33 in the Lady Knights' 39-37 3A sectional victory Wednesday. She shared high-point honors with 13.
AURORA - It was far from the prettiest game of high school basketball played in Dearborn County this season. But it certainly was one of the grittiest.