Howard stuns No. 3 Hebron, 39-38 Girls basketball

February 19, 1993|By Gary Lambrecht | Gary Lambrecht,Staff Writer

Since Dave Greenberg took over at Mount Hebron 15 years ago, Howard had not been able to beat the Vikings. Howard fifth-year coach Craig O'Connell had lost to Hebron nine straight times.

But last night, four weeks after the third-ranked Vikings had beaten the Lions by 39 points, No. 13 Howard pulled off a 39-38 upset.

Sophomore forward Mona Jackson scored only four points, but the Lions won't soon forget the shot she made with 43 seconds left. She picked up a loose ball under the basket and made an off-balance hook shot to give Howard a 39-38 lead.

She and Sharon Ford then missed front ends of one-and-ones that could have put the game away.

After the Vikings (16-3, 10-1)used their final two timeouts while working the ball to midcourt, they in-bounded the ball with five dTC seconds left, then watched Emily Yanero's difficult bank shot from short range bounce off the rim.

Kristen Lloyd grabbed the offensive rebound, and appeared to be fouled just before the buzzer, but the officials ruled time had expired.

"This is the most wonderful thing," said O'Connell, whose Lions (14-5, 8-3) ended Hebron's 14-game winning streak.

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