ARLINGTON -- Duncanville dominated in overtime to beat Mansfield Timberview 69-61 on Friday night in District 7-5A girls basketball.
The fourth quarter, however, was a far different story, as Timberview came close to ending a Duncanville winning streak that has reached 58 games.
Timberview junior guard Terriell Bradley forced overtime by sinking a 3-pointer with three Duncanville hands in her face as the final horn sounded, knotting the score at 59-all.
"It was a great shot and we were playing defense," Duncanville coach Cathy Self-Morgan said. "You get in games like this with both our talent levels and on any given night anything can happen. It was a respectable and great shot."
Timberview (19-4, 7-2 7-5A) brought the game to a two-point deficit on a 3-pointer by senior guard Lili Thompson with 11.6 seconds remaining.
Duncanville (30-0, 9-0) was allowed several passes, draining all but four seconds off the clock before junior guard Ariel Atkins was fouled by Thompson. The Timberview star scorer fouled out with a team-high 18 points.
Atkins missed the first free throw but hit the second, opening the door for Bradley's game-tying 3-pointer.
With Thompson on the bench for overtime, Duncanville nearly pitched a shutout in the extra frame, allowing Timberview two points on free throws with 29 seconds remaining.
Atkins finished as the game's high-point scorer with 23 points and hit 5 of 6 free throws.
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