The Chariton Varsity girls basketball team closed out their regular season with a thrilling, edge of your seat 54-53 overtime win over Davis County at Chariton Monday night. The thrilling win avenged a 73-51 loss to the Mustangs at Bloomfield this past week.
The win was the second straight for the Lady Chargers, who improved to 7-12 overall and 5-7 in the conference. Chariton opens up District play against Centerville at Centerville this Saturday night at 5 p.m.
It was a record-setting game for Chariton as the Lady Chargers obliterated the varsity girls’ school season three point-record by hitting nine three-pointers and giving them 97 three-pointers for the season, which passed the previous CHS mark of 88 set by the 2017-18 varsity girls team.
The nine three pointers Chariton hit in this game also tied a varsity girls’ school record for three-pointers in a game which was set by the 2016-17 CHS varsity girls team.
Sophomore point guard Emma Rector hit a huge three-point shot to tie the game towards the end of regulation and a couple in overtime to help give Chariton the win. Rector finished with a team-high 24 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals.
A total of seven Chariton players had at least five rebounds or more, which doesn’t happen that often. Also, every girl that played for Chariton scored in the game.
Abby Tuttle had nine points and six rebounds. Caci Goldensoph had five points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Leah Doran had five points. Sophie Swarthout had four points and five rebounds.
Macy Wood had three points and five rebounds. Savannah Williams had two points and five rebounds. Lexi Smyser had two points and five rebounds.
Read the February 13, 2020 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.