Forrest sets Monmouth's 3-point record in OT win against No. 8 UW-W
MONMOUTH, Ill. -- Monmouth’s Colleen Forrest set the school record for 3-pointers and the Scots needed every one in a 90-89 overtime win against No. 8 UW-Whitewater in the championship game of the Monmouth Invitational.
The Fighting Scots got up by 12 with just under 13 minutes to play in the second half on a trey by Paige Nord before the Warhawks came storming back. Back-to-back Monmouth turnovers were converted into a Whitewater 3-pointer to pair with a trio of free throws cutting Monmouth’s lead to six at 49-43. Whitewater chipped away and took the lead on a bucket inside with 3:33 remaining.
After the Warhawks hit a pair of charity tosses with 45 seconds left to take a 72-74 lead, Nord – who finished with a team-high 20 points – drained a jumper to knot the game at 74-74. The game went into overtime when Whitewater couldn’t connect on a pair of 3-point tries in the final seconds.
The Scots took hit three of four free throws in the first minute of overtime to take the lead before the Warhawks drilled a 3-ball to tie the game for the final time. Marla Willard hit back-to-back shots to give the Scots an 81-77 lead with three minutes left in OT, but still needed a pair of free throws from Kaley Corban to hold off the Warhawks for the win.