Not two 2A schools going at it tonight but should be a good. This group of Vanoss girls has never lost to Latta. Keys for Latta is getting Ellis in foul trouble and taking care of the ball. Vanoss will need the offense to not be as stagnant as it was yesterday and shoot it better. Last years game was maybe the most physical girls game I’ve ever witnessed. Should be a good one.
First half reaction: Latta's plan was to obviously limit Rush's outside threat and double teaming Ellis every time she got the ball inside (good plan). They were leaving Abbi Snow open every time and making her beat them. She struggled quite a bit shooting that outside shot. Byrd for Latta had a good first half. Vanoss as a whole struggled from the field. Most of those shots were wide open. Latta held a small lead most of the first half then extended it right before the first half ended. Latta's plan to slow down and frustrate Vanoss worked. Latta 30 | Vanoss 21.
Vanoss wins by one with a layup by Ellis with 3 seconds remaining. Latta was down two, completed and and-one to go up 1 with just under 10 seconds left in overtime. Ellis goes all the way for a layup to win it. Heck of a game for both sides. Instant classic.
What a game! Good game plan nearly paid off for coach Plunk. There were big shot and big free throws made by both teams. I’m sure both coaches would have liked to have a timeout before that last Vanoss possession. Still in shock they let Ellis go coast to coast to win it. Can’t wait to see the box score for this one. I bet Vanoss was like 5-30 from downtown. Congratulations to both teams on a great win and good luck to both teams down the stretch.