Seeing a three-pointer made by Roseville junior Jayda Johnston might have been a relief for her school’s fans who filled the stands Friday night.
But for Johnston, her three-pointer with 50 seconds left in overtime was not an opportunity to rest after taking a 48-46 lead.
"I was happy," said Johnston, who scored 18 points in the victory. "The time wasn't up, but I figured that was going to help us win the game."
Johnston's basket ended up being the edge the Raiders needed in a 52-47 victory over rival Forest Lake at Roseville High School. After neither team led by more than seven points, the game seemed destined for overtime.
A three-pointer by Jayda Johnston gave Roseville the edge it needed to defeat Suburban East Conference rival Forest Lake in an overtime clash Friday night.
Johnston, who scored 18 points, sunk the three-pointer with 56 seconds left in overtime to give the Raiders a 48-46 lead. Roseville, ranked No. 7 in Class 4A by Minnesota Basketball News, held off the Rangers from there to earn a 52-47 home victory.
The game was tight throughout, with Roseville leading 23-22 at halftime. With the game tied 45-45 and 20 seconds left in the second half, both teams had a chance with the ball to end it. But neither possession resulted in points.
Lexie Hultman led No. 10-4A Forest Lake with 10 points.
With the win, Roseville (11-2, 3-1) now edges Forest Lake (11-3, 3-2) in the Suburban East Conference standings for second place, behind No. 3-4A Stillwater, which remains undefeated in league play.
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