The Hilltoppers did force 25 Shepherd turnovers. The Rams scored 29 second-chance points and got a 25-point, 20-rebound performance from 5-foot-9 senior guard Emily Daniel. Flowers scored five of her 21 points in the second overtime, scoring West Liberty's first and last baskets of the period.
"We just kind of told ourselves to relax," Flowers said of those final minutes. "We spread the floor and we got open looks. Some of us other players can drive, too, and we just tried to spread the floor and, whoever got the open look, take it. Everyone contributed."
Moseh scored 20 points for the Rams, while Flinchum added 12 and Jimyse Brown scored 10. Meghan Wiseman added 14 points for West Liberty, while Kiley scored 11.
West Liberty led 26-18 in the first half thanks to a 13-4 run, with Southworth scoring eight of those points. But the Rams recovered and Moseh's 3-pointer with 17 seconds left in the first half allowed Shepherd to go into halftime trailing just 28-26.
Free throws dominated the second half, as the two teams combined for 49 in that period after shooting a total of just 10 in the first.
It was Flowers who hit the two biggest second-half free throws, making them with 16 seconds left to force overtime.
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