The win completed a night in which Hartshorne fell behind 24-6 midway through the second quarter. The comeback began with Morgan scoring 6 points in a row, including a sequence in which she picked off a pass, drove the length of the court and just beat the buzzer with a layup to make it 27-18 Wilburton at halftime.
“We have kids that can score and help her out, but we go like Danielle goes,” Stone said of Morgan.
McMillan’s score off an offensive rebound made it a 7-point game early in the third, but Sam Vanderburg sank two free throws and Michie
Sokolosky (12 points) scored off an offensive rebound. Hartshorne answered with a free throw from Morgan and a 3-pointer by Sam Horne, then McMillan grabbed a defensive rebound, went coast-to-coast, scored, drew a foul and sank it to make it 31-27 Wilburton.
“We were trying to be more an inside-outside look, and we went to more of a perimeter look (in the second half),” Stone said. “Started running basket cuts and running angles, and just tried to find those seems and get those shooters away.”
Stiltner buried another 3-pointer later in the third, and Hartshorne tied the game 33-33 with 48 seconds left in the quarter on a floater by Morgan.
“They were very aggressive on the boards, and we didn’t match their intensity at times,” Wilburton coach Justin Lowder said.
“We’ll play well in spurts. We’ll be good for six minutes, then we take a break for two minutes, and you can’t do that against teams and allow them to get back into games.”
Sokolosky’s layup gave Wilburton an 8-point lead in the fourth, but Horne knocked down three 3-pointers in the final two minutes of the game to tie the game 53-53 heading into overtime. Horne scored 15 points for the Lady Miners, shooting 5-for-13 from 3-point range but looking far more accurate in the second half.