on February 29, 2024
North Union’s Audrey Benedict (black) tries to find an open teammate to put the ball in play during the postseason matchup against Centennial. The senior Lady Cat tallied 11 points against the Lady Stars. (Gazette photo by Bob Putman)

Lady Cats overcome Centennial in last second victory

By By Bob Putman, Richwood Gazette 


North Union went through some pretty rough moments on Saturday in its Division II Central District sectional tournament hoop final at No. 3 Columbus Centennial.

While some of the numbers were not on the plus side for the sixth-seeded Lady Cats, the only number that mattered overshadowed anything else that happened during the game.

Kennedy Harrah’s scoop of a loose ball under the North Union basket ended with the sophomore guard scoring the game-winning basket with 2.2 seconds left as the Lady Cats defeated the Stars 52-51.

The win earned North Union a trip to the district semifinals on Wednesday against No. 9 Heath at Highland High School. The tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The fin…

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