Olivia Conrad’s two free throws were the final touches the eighth-ranked Archbishop Williams girls’ basketball team needed in a double-overtime thriller over host Bishop Feehan, 77-75, on Sunday.
The 6-foot-1-inch junior center was 6 for 6 from the free throw line as she scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
The game was tight throughout, with Bishop Feehan leading at the half, 30-28.
“We had the height advantage, but they were very intense on the boards and, for the first half, they outrebounded us,” said Bishops coach Jim Bancroft.
In th second half, the Bishops capitalized on better shot selection, but the game was knotted at the end of regulation, 60-60.
“We made some minor adjustments and we gave them more cushion off the ball, so we didn’t have to put anybody in a help position,’’ Bancroft said. “The second half is the way we play and hopefully we can carry that over into the season.”
Better rebounding was the difference-maker in the first overtime, as the Bishops challenged Shamrocks senior center Sierra Schrader, who scored 7 of her 18 points as the teams went into the second OT tied at 69.
The Bishops started feeding senior Sara Ryan (17 points), who hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 75. Ryan was the team’s leading scorer last year and is a University of Southern New Hampshire commit.
“Sara has been stepping into those positions when we need a hoop and she seems to be coming through,” said Bancroft.
Conrad then hit her two free throws to push the bishops’ record to 4-1.
Sophomore forward Alana Gilmer led the Bishops with 19 points while sophomore forward Jaylen Williams added 10 rebounds and three block shots.
The Shamrocks (3-2) also got big games from Maddie Jolin (23 points) and Cara Adams, who sank five 3-pointers.
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