BANGOR, Maine — Senior center Courtney Treadwell and senior guard Ashley England propelled the No. 6 Old Town Coyotes to a 60-57 overtime upset of No. 3 Camden Hills of Rockport in an Eastern Maine Class B basketball quarterfinal at the Bangor Auditorium Friday night.
Treadwell hit a 15-foot jump shot from just left of the free-throw line with 0.6 seconds remaining to tie the game in regulation, then hit a similar jumper to start overtime. That gave Old Town (14-6) its first lead since 1-0 with 6:32 left in the first quarter.
“I felt a little iffy about it, but I knew we needed it, so I took it,” said Treadwell of her shot that sent the game into overtime.
“We feel comfortable with her shooting from 15 feet and in,” said Old Town coach David Maxim.
To start the overtime, she got the ball on the other side of the lane and hit again.
“I was wide open again, so I just shot it,” Treadwell said.
After Windjammers junior forward Jordan Knowlton hit a free throw, England hit a layup and followed it by hitting six of nine free throws.
“There’s definitely a lot of pressure playing at the Auditorium,” said England. “I just tried to keep my cool and hit my shots for the team.”
While England was hitting free throws, though, Knowlton fought her way in for two layups and had a 3-pointer to bring Camden Hills (16-3) back within 59-57 with 7.1 seconds left.
But Kelsey Maxim hit the second of her two free throws with 2.2 seconds to go and the ‘Jammers didn’t couldn’t get a shot off before the buzzer.
England scored 19 points and Treadwell 15 to lead Old Town, which will play the winner of Saturday morning’s game between No. 2 Nokomis of Newport and No. 7 Medomak Valley of Waldoboro at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday. Maxim added nine points.
Knowlton posted a game-high 23 points, while Sarah Steele and Taylor Porter posted 13 each.
Camden Hills had gradually pulled out to a 38-30 lead after three quarters, but Treadwell poured in nine points in the fourth quarter, including the shot to tie it.
“We’ve done that a few times this year, including the third quarter of our prelim game,” said coach Maxim.
“We didn’t come here thinking we were going to lose,” said Treadwell. “We have to keep that attitude for the next game.”