Posted On: 02/22/17 12:15 PM

It wasn’t the end of the regular season, but it was close. And, it would have been a fitting close—two teams with state tournament type ability and potential, both playing at or near the top of their game. The result was a 69-68 Cromwell lead at 5:45, but then a 10-2 Como Park rally triggered by a full court trapping defense, forcing 4 Cromwell turnovers in 5 possessions. Suddenly it was 78-71 at 4:00, and Cromwell never got closer than 4. The final was 82-74.

Como led 11 times in the game, Cromwell led 8 times, and there were 7 ties. That last lead change came on two FT by Como’s 5-11 sophomore post Elaina Jones, which represented her 3rd of 7 scores (14 points) in 5:30 down the stretch. 2 buckets came on pick ‘n roll plays with 5-0 junior guard Autumn Tucker, one came off the offensive glass, one came off the aforementioned defensive pressure, one came in transition, and 2 came on cuts, catches and conversions. And, on top of all of that, she threw an assist pass to Mikayla Van Nett in the left corner after an O-board for another Como bucket. It was 63-62 when

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