CHARLOTTE- Creek Wood senior Raegan Hohl has hit a number of big shots in her career as a Lady Red Hawk. But none may have been any bigger, or more dramatic, than her game winning three-pointer Friday night in a region quarterfinal contest against Community.
Creek Wood trailed 41-39 with 4.8 seconds remaining in overtime and had the ball out of bounds under the basket. Hohl ran to the top of the arc, where the career 1,000-point scorer and Bethel signee took the in-bound pass from Allie Burgess, and let fly the three-point shot that would give her team a 42-41 win and keep their season alive.
“Anytime she has it and releases it, we feel confident in her,” Creek Wood coach Russell Wilson said. “Raegan is prepared, she prepares herself for big games and she works on her shot, so we’re confident with it.”
With the win, the Lady Red Hawks move on to face Nolensville in the region semifinals on Tuesday.
“My season’s not over, my teammate’s seasons’ aren’t over, we’ve got another game ahead of us that we can win,” Hohl said. “I started crying because I realized that that is not my last game, that’s not where it ends and we’re doing it together as a team.”
It looked like Creek Wood (23-6) was in control when they led 31-22 heading into the fourth quarter. However, Community (19-10) made some big defensive plays and knocked down some timely baskets to get the game back to even.
Community had the final chance to win the game at the end of the fourth quarter but they weren’t able to get up a final shot and the teams went to overtime tied at 37.
Community scored the first seven points of the game and led 17-15 at halftime.
Emily Michael led Creek Wood with 15 points and Hohl scored 10.
Nolensville (23-6), the 12-AA district tournament champions, defeated Hickman County 61-33 on Friday. The semifinal match-up between Creek Wood and Nolensville is scheduled to be played at East Hickman High School at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner of the game will advance to the Region 6-AA championship game and lock up a sectional berth.
GIRLS BOX SCORE
Creek Wood (42): Emily Michael 15, Raegan Hohl 10, Raegan Taylor 7, Allie Burgess 4, Autumn Burgess 2, Anna Edmondson 2, Layne Myatt 2
Community (41): AK Lemmons 11, Gracie Simmons 11, Logan Brothers 8, Jesa Moore 7, Brianna Beech 4