HOWARD — The East Knox Bulldogs let one slip away at the foul line as the visiting Mount Gilead Indians edged out a 50-49 win in non-conference girls high school basketball action on Wednesday.
The Indians were 13-for-19 from the free-throw line, including 7-for-9 from guard Ashley Ohler, who hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter and led all scorers with 29 points. She scored five critical points down the stretch, including the game-winning bucket with 3.1 seconds to play.
The Bulldogs only managed to shoot 4-for-10 from the line. For a team that is normally 70 percent from the foul line, this really hurt.
“You can lose games in so many different ways and you can win games in so many different ways,” said East Knox coach Jim Davis. “This is one that we found a way to lose tonight. We’re on a losing streak right now, and we just can’t seem to get over the hump. This team has continued to come every day to practice. They’ve played hard and have stuck together as a group.”
With Ohler’s dead-on shooting from the outside and teammate Jessie Baldridge’s control of the inside, the Indians jumped in front early, 14-4. Baldridge had nine rebounds for the game, along with 13 points.