Taft overcomes fourth-quarter deficit, falls in overtime

LINCOLN CITY — With under four minutes left in the fourth quarter, Taft trailed Santiam Christian by nine points. It appeared as though the Tigers were ready to pack it in and let the clock run out without much fight. But then the team came alive. Savannah Russo scored six consecutive points to jump-start the Tiger comeback in the final minutes to send the game into overtime. “We notoriously get in our own heads when we get down,” said head coach Danielle Clanton. “We fought back, we tied it up and went to overtime. That’s a win in our book because that is something that we are learning as a team, is that we can’t give up and we can’t hang our heads.” Unfortunately, the Tigers couldn’t replicate the final four minutes of regulation in the four-minute overtime period. During overtime, Santiam Christian outscored Taft 9-2 to steal the 53-46 victory.

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