WOOD RIVER JCT. — Seventh-seeded Chariho High was able to tie the game in regulation, but No. 10 Shea prevailed in overtime, 80-74, on Saturday in a preliminary-round game of the Division II girls basketball tournament.
Kate Powers had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Chargers (10-11). Spencer Shiels added 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and Shelby Roode scored 12.
Caitlin O'Leary forced overtime after she was fouled on a drive to the basket with 0.1 second left. The senior made both ends of a one-and-one free-throw situation to tie the game at 68.
Shiels fouled out with under three minutes to go in the extra period, and Chariho coach Tom Gilligan said his offense "struggled" after that.
"[Shea] made shots at the end, they made their free throws," he said.
"Both teams played really hard. Both teams wanted it. We just came out on the wrong end of the stick. I'm very proud of them. They left everything out on the court."
Annaliese Kenney scored 10 points, and O'Leary finished with seven for the Chargers.
Ashley Torres Moreira led Shea (12-8) with 25.
Gilligan said the loss was likely the end of Chariho's season.
— Ken Sorensen