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Free throws carry David Douglas to victory

by: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - David Douglas junior Katherine Phonasa pulls down a rebound over Greshams Jocie Balonzo in the second half Friday.

PORTLAND — The David Douglas girls basketball team erased a seven-point deficit in the second half Friday night to knock off Gresham 46-45 in overtime.

The Scots forced overtime when senior Tess Kuehl grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled under the basket. She went to the free-throw line after seeing the two teams miss the last nine foul shots combined. Kuehl ended that streak by sending her first attempt straight through the net to knot the score 40-40.

The free-throw line would be the only place the Scots would find points for the rest of the night, going 6 for 14 (.429) from the stripe in overtime to claim the one-point win.

Douglas didn’t secure the victory until the final seconds when rookie Sydni Dalton calmly sank two shots to put the Scots up 46-42.

Gresham’s Amber Peschka sank a half-court shot at the buzzer.

Look for extended game coverage in the Tuesday, Jan. 15, print edition.

View a photo gallery from the game at …

http://daveball.exposuremanager.com/g/jan11_gre-dd_girls_hoops