Oakton senior center Elizabeth Manner scored a school-record 44 points Tuesday night in a 61-60 overtime win at Madison, none of that total more important than the four points she scored to tie the game in unusual fashion with 1.3 seconds left in regulation.
In a sort of look-what-I-found sequence that she could not fully recall after the game, Manner stole a pass in the deep back court, took one dribble and fired off a three-pointer that went in. She was fouled on the play. Her free throw tied the score at 51 and erased what was left of the eight-point lead Madison had nursed into the final 22 seconds of regulation.
The No. 19 Cougars (8-1) scored the first six points in the four-minute overtime, and when the Warhawks cut the lead to one with about seven seconds left, Manner hit two free throws. Madison scored on a layup just before the buzzer for the one-point margin.