By THE HERALD-WHIG
Daja DeHayward scored when it counted most.
The 5-foot-9 Culver Stockton junior forward caught a pass from Randi Lee Plunkett and made a layup with 2.9 seconds to give the Wildcats a 60-58 win over Graceland University Thursday night at Charles Field House.
The basket prevented a near collapse from Culver-Stockton (12-13, 7-8 Heart of America Athletic Conference). The Lady Wildcats led 58-53 with 1 minutes, 42 seconds remaining. The Yellowjackets rallied and tied the game on a 3-pointer by Amber Quick with 9.9 seconds remaining.
Plunkett finished with a double-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 15 rebounds.
The Wildcats forced 17 turnovers and limited Graceland to 34 percent shooting from the field.
Jasmine Mathews also added 10 points for C-SC.
Hannibal-LaGrange 60, Williams Baptist 51: The Lady Trojans rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to beat Williams Baptist. Ashleigh Spencer, Trenee Thornton and Maddy Cunningham all finished with 14 points for the Lady Trojans (14-12).
Hannibal 47, Fulton 44: Hannibal's Jodeci Washington made the go-ahead basket in overtime to help the Lady Pirates outlast Fulton. After Washington put Hannibal ahead, Kyle Anderson made a free throw to push the lead to three points. On the ensuing possession, Washington stole the ball from the Hornets and ran down the clock.
Melanie Blase led Hannibal (9-11) with 14 points.
Community R-6 36, Marion County 22: Kaelyn Spratt led the Lady Mustangs with nine points, but Marion County (16-8) couldn't find enough offense to beat Community R-6. The Lady Mustangs scored only nine points through the first three quarters.
Community R-6 57, Marion County 45: The Mustangs (17-7) couldn't recover from a slow start against Community R-6. Kason Spratt finished with a game-high 21 points for Marion County and Logan Krigbaum had 10.
Griggsville-Perry 62, Southeastern 53: Levi King and Dryden Craven each finished with 21 points to lead the Tornadoes to a road win. King and Craven combined for 16 points during Griggsville-Perry's 22-point third quarter that allowed the Tornadoes to take control. Southeastern (10-13) were led by Mathew Ramsey who finished with 18 points, while Shea Flesner added 13.
Williams Baptist 78, HLGU 71: The Trojans (4-21) only trailed by one at halftime, but HLG couldn't find enough offense to beat Williams Baptist in the second half. Marion Dean finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Trojans and Jurgen Lico also added 15 points.