continued "Jordan's had an up-and-down year," said Cifonelli. "You saw tonight what kind of player she is capable of being."
Trailing 47-46, Grimes went ahead for good on Tina Hoag's 3-pointer with 1:55 left. Overall, the Cobras made six 3-pointers, Cifonelli saying that effective drives to the basket opened up the perimeter for better looks at the basket.
Twice in the last two minutes, Grimes' pressure led to Ludden turnovers. Then, after some shaky free-throw shooting in the game's early stages, Vaught and Hoag made four consecutive foul shots to seal the victory. Hoag finished with eight points as Shattuck and Heiselman got six points apiece.
Ludden, who finished its regular season at 14-4, did not have head coach Jerry Roesch on the bench due to illness, so varsity assistant Debbie Morrell took over for the night. In support of Roy, Kelly Granteed had 12 points, while Natalie Barletta managed nine points.