Women’s Basketball: Potomac State outlasts Chesapeake in 2 OTs

WYE MILLS — Katie Hoban led five double-figure scorers with 18 points and Treashur Jackson hit a pair of free throws in the final seconds of the second overtime to send Potomac State to a 97-94 victory over Chesapeake in college women’s basketball Friday evening.

Jackson and Lexi Carr finished with 16 points, Courtney Davis had 13 and Elizabeth Mills 12 in the regular-season finale for the Catamounts (13-6). Jessica Hakel and Mary Feaster had nine points each.

Janice Ladson led all scorers with 35 points, making 14 field goals and all seven of her free throws for Chesapeake (9-14). Shequarria Jones had 27 points and La’Shyra Williams 22.

Potomac State led 22-17 after the first quarter and 44-40 at the half. It was 60-60 through three periods, knotted 79-all after regulation, and tied at 85 after the first overtime.

Chesapeake had the ball and the last shot in the regulation and the first overtime, but both times came away empty.

Carr hit a three-point goal to begin the second overtime that gave Potomac State the lead for good at 88-85. Clinging to a 95-94 lead, Jackson hit two free throws with 4.9 seconds left to make it a three-point lead.

Chesapeake misfired on a three-point shot at the buzzer against a solid Potomac State defense at the three-point line.

“It was a great effort by our team. The girls wouldn’t quit, and when we were down we would put together a run and battle back,’’ said coach Jim Walton. “They showed a lot of heart in winning this game, and hopefully it will help prepare us for the Region XX Tournament next weekend.”

Carr also had eight rebounds, six assists and three steals, Davis six rebounds and four assists and Hoban seven rebounds for Potomac State.

The Catamounts return to Chesapeake for the Region XX Tournament on Friday.