The Southlake Carroll girls escaped with a 41-40 win over Keller Timber Creek in a girls District 4-5A basketball game Friday.
A layup by Timber Creek's Laniya Taylor's with 30 seconds to play had tied the game at 40 before Carroll's Gretchen Morrison sank the second of two foul shots with 11 seconds remaining to clinch the victory for the Dragons.
The sixth straight win for the Dragons (16-9, 8-1 4-5A) snapped a two-game winning streak for the Falcons (16-11, 5-4).
Dragons coach Teri Morrison said her team did just enough to win.
"I felt like Timber Creek did a great job in controlling the tempo and playing defense on us," Morrison said. "I felt like we came out flat and we stayed flat the whole game. I actually felt that they played better than us but we had some key moments and had some individuals step up."
Kennedy Leonard led the Dragons with 11 points and Madison Drescher had 10.
Morrison said her team has a lot of things to improve on.
"We have to play better team defense and we've got to find ways to not get frustrated when we're not scoring, because that's our bread and butter. We've averaged beating all of our opponents by 33 points," Morrison said. "We have to work on respecting all of our opponents and working harder in practice."
With 3:31 remaining, Kelley Hilary (team-high 12 points) scored to put Timber Creek up 36-33. But with the score at 36-35 in favor of the Falcons, Rebecca Gordon's 3-pointer gave the Dragons the lead back at 38-36.
The Falcons tied the game at 38-38 on a layup by Taylor with 1:24 left. The Dragons immediately retook the lead with a layup by Drescher to set up the final seconds.
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