By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
The Central-Southeastern girls basketball team grew tired of playing tug-o-war with the lead until the Lady Panthers pulled away.
C-SE held Brown County to just two points in overtime, outscoring the Hornets 10-2 in the extra four minutes to win its poll at the Unity Tournament with Thursday night's 61-53 victory.
Central (3-3) ended the first half on a 14-0 run to take a 30-10 lead. That advantage evaporated in the third quarter as Brown County (1-5) went on a 20-8 run. The teams went back and forth in the fourth quarter before a turnover allowed the Hornets a chance to win in the closing.
A shot at the buzzer, however, came up short.
In overtime, Central scored first and never trailed. Erin Flesner hit three free throws down the stretch to secure the victory.
Dakota Limkemann led C-SE with 15 points, while Torie Conover had 14 points.
Vanessa Markert scored a game-high 24 points for Brown County.
C-SE advances to Saturday's 3 p.m. championship game against Unity, which wrapped up pool play with a 57-24 victory over Highland.
Maggie Bowles and Brooklyn Moore each scored a game-high 16 points, while Breanne Begeman added 11 points and eight rebounds for Unity (5-1).
North Greene Tournament: Brown County held a 10-point lead after three quarters, but a 20-8 run in the fourth quarter gave the Hornets the separation needed for a 40-18 victory over Pleasant Hill.
Michael Scoggan scored a game-high 27 points for the Hornets (1-3).
In other action, Western cruised to a 60-41 victory over Bunker Hill. Kyle Warning scored 20 points for Western, while Izack Hively added 18.