Late 3-point shot solidifies Guyer girls’ hold on second in 5-4A

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Jada Calloway drained a 3-pointer from the corner with 6 seconds to play to lift Denton Guyer to a 52-51 overtime victory against Trophy Club Nelson, giving the Wildcats no worse than the second seed out of District 5-4A when the playoffs begin in two weeks.

Guyer (21-4, 10-2) still has a shot at the district title with a game still remaining against first-place Wichita Falls Rider, while Nelson (21-7, 8-4) will need to win its final two games to clinch the third seed.

Nelson built a 50-46 lead in overtime despite point guard Tralyn Woodard, who scored a game-high 21 points, having fouled out late in the fourth. Hannah Sellinger and Abbey Reed each had baskets to get the lead, but when it mattered most, the Bobcats couldn’t convert at the free-throw line.

Leading by two with 31.7 seconds left, they missed a pair. Then, leading by one with 14.5 to play, Nelson made just one of two, giving Guyer a shot at the game-winning field goal.

“We just didn’t convert at the end when we had chances,” Nelson coach Darren Wilson said. “We missed way too many free throws and their girl made a clutch shot. I felt like our girls who came in off the bench when Tralyn fouled out did a really good job. We just have to stay positive and go out and win our last two games.”

Guyer led 45-43 with 17.6 seconds left after it hit one of two free throws, leaving Nelson a chance. But they, too, faltered late at the free-throw line.

Woodard kept the Bobcats in the game in the first half as she picked up 15 points, including four 3-pointers as she ended both the first and second quarters by hitting 3s. Guyer led 23-22 at intermission.

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