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Wright's Late Free Throw Gives City 67-66 Win Over Grossmont


Sophomore forward Andreya Wright sank a free throw with nine seconds remaining to give the Knights a 67-66 home win over first place Grossmont on Friday evening, their third straight win. 

The thrilling victory improved the Knights' record to 13-11 overall and 5-2 in the PCAC South, half a game behind Grossmont (5-1). The Knights have one conference game left on Tuesday at Southwestern, while Grossmont still has two PCAC games on its schedule. 

The Knights used an 11-0 run in the second quarter to turn a 6-point deficit into a 31-26 lead and eventually went into halftime with a 37-35 advantage. 

Sophomore center Samera Henry had a big first half with 22 points and 12 rebounds. She finished the game with 25 points and 17 rebounds, her 20th double-double of the season in 24 games. 

In the second half, it was Evangeline Morga who caught fire. She hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 of her 20 points in the second half to help keep the Knights close. It is the second time this season that the Knights have had two players with at least 20 points in a game.

With the game tied at 66-66, Wright forced a Grossmont turnover and was subsequently fouled with nine second remaining in regulation. Wright went to the free throw line and missed her first attempt, but converted her second to give City the lead. 

Grossmont's Justine Garde took a 3-pointer that would've won the game, but she missed and the Knights hung on for the one-point victory. 

City's 13 wins ties the school record and the Knights have two more games to break it. The Knights finished 13-13 in both the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. 

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