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Seneca Valley Girls Fall to Richard Montgomery in Nail-biter

In their final regular season game, the Lady Eagles fell just short of getting their 11th win of the year, and securing the fifth spot in the playoffs, by just one point on Friday night.

Senior night at Seneca Valley High School proved to be a nail-biter as the Screaming Eagles fell to Richard Montgomery 38-37. Seneca came into the game with a record of 10-9 while the Lady Rockets were 11-10 prior to Friday’s game.

The final three minutes saw the Lady Eagles with numerous opportunities to take the lead, but the game-winning bucket was elusive. With 1:19 remaining in the game, Seneca Valley was down by three, 35-38, when sophomore center Bryana Barber grabbed an offensive rebound and banked in a shot to bring the Eagles to within a basket of the lead.

The Eagles were able to be a defensive stop as Richard Montgomery’s Anujin Dashdorj’s shot was off target and rebounded by Seneca’s Brianna Dorsey to send the Eagles back on the attack. Dashdorj, a junior, was the Rockets leading scorer with 17 points in the game.

Seneca Valley junior Jasia Oliver drove and put up a floater that would not fall, and the rebound was put out of bounds by the Rockets. After a Richard Montgomery time-out, the Lady Eagles would inbound the ball from under the basket with 44 seconds remaining down by one point.

The Rockets’ Naimah Lewis would steal the inbound and send RM up the court, but the shot would fall short, and the Eagles would be back on the attack again with less than 30 seconds remaining.