PAXTON, Mass. – Britney Gallagher's three-pointer in the waning seconds of regulation sent the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team to overtime against Anna Maria College. The Wildcats dominated the extra frame on their way to a 77-70 victory on Wednesday.
Anna Maria: 6-16, 2-6 GNAC
Johnson & Wales: 11-11, 3-5 GNAC
JWU let an eight-point, fourth-quarter lead slip away and found itself down 69-66 with six seconds remaining. Out of a timeout, Gallagher drained a deep three-pointer to force the extra period.
Gallagher knocked down a pair of free throws midway through overtime and that would be all the scoring JWU would need as the Wildcats limited the AMCATS to just one point in the extra period.
Two minutes into the second quarter the AMCATS took an eight-point lead on Sierra Johnson's jumper. An 11-0 run was capped by a Maddy Moro jumper to give the Wildcats a 21-20 advantage and they would take a 34-30 lead into the locker room.
Over half of the Wildcats' points came from behind the arc as they canned 14 three balls – their most since knocking down 14 against Albertus Magnus on February 14, 2015.
Four Wildcats reached double figures, including Marissa Cottrell who put up a career-high 18 points. Tiondra Hands posted 20 points and Moro came off the bench to record a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double.
The Wildcats are home Saturday to face Rivier at 1 p.m. Prior to the game, they'll recognize the seniors on this year's team.