Posted On: 02/3/19 12:44 PM

Two perennial powers each got a half to showcase why they're among the best of the best before the theatrics took over late in a double-overtime game for the ages.

Fremd's defense in the second half and overtime netted it a 65-59 double-overtime win over Morton at Illinois Central College on Saturday.

Fremd, ranked fourth in Class 4A by the Associated Press, made three straight state finals appearances from 2015-17. In that same stretch the third-ranked in Class 3A Potters won three straight state championships.

Morton led by as many as 15 in the first half. Fremd trimmed the deficit to seven with 5:30 to play in regulation. The Potters had scoring droughts over the final 5:49 of regulation, and all four minutes in the second overtime.

Saturday's showdown was a state championship-caliber game. Here are the 10 best things from the game.

Game Thread

1. MVP

Emily Klaczek (Fremd 2020, G, 5-10) - 14 points (4-7/2-2/4-4); 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks

Klaczek elevated her game in the second half on both ends of the court. She was 3-for-5 in the second half and overtime, which is when her perimeter and free throw shots came. Her

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