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Girls Basketball: Snyder's 3-point buzzer beater pushes WM past South Carroll

Girls Basketball: Snyder's 3-point buzzer beater pushes WM past South Carroll
Winters Mill's Erin Snyder, right, fights for a rebound with South Carroll's Bethany Fowler during the first half. The Cavaliers battle the visiting Falcons Tuesday night in Winfield. (Doug Kapustin / For the Carroll County Times)

Erin Snyder did it again.

The last time Winters Mill traveled to South Carroll during the regular season, Snyder hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Falcons a thrilling victory.

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Tuesday night was no different.

Winters Mill trailed by two points when senior guard Hannah Stitely handed the ball off to Snyder, who briefly paused, then took her shot as time expired. The Falcons sideline exploded in celebration, as did the visiting side of the gym as the scoreboard read 43-42 in favor of Winters Mill.

Snyder, whose 3-pointer back in late January led WM a road win, scored 11 points Tuesday and added six rebounds, five steals and four assists on the night. Senior forward Addi Hill had 10 points with 12 rebounds and Kolby Brown notched 12 points for the Falcons (3-0).

Winters Mill's Addi Hill grabs a rebound from South Carroll's Lauren Habighorst during the first half. The Cavaliers battled the visiting Falcons Tuesday night.
Winters Mill's Addi Hill grabs a rebound from South Carroll's Lauren Habighorst during the first half. The Cavaliers battled the visiting Falcons Tuesday night. (Doug Kapustin / For the Carroll County Times)

The teams played a tight first half and the first quarter ended with a two-point advantage for the Cavaliers, 9-7. The Falcons had points from Hill and a 3-pointer from junior guard Natalie Berry with 1:50 remaining to tie the teams 7-7 before Cavs sophomore forward Ashleigh Zepp sank two free throws to push them ahead.

Falcons coach Dave Wynne called a time out early in the second quarter after SC took a 13-9 lead. Snyder notched a steal to set up an eventual 3-point shot for Kolby Brown, and Zepp hit a 3 with 4:16 remaining in the first half.

Winters Mill continued to trail just behind South Carroll in the second half. Junior guard Lily Cooper hit two 3s in a row to help the Cavs gain a 33-29 lead at the start of the fourth frame, but the Falcons continued to clip at their heels. There were eight seconds on the shot clock when Brown converted a 3-pointer and a layup to bring WM within one at 39-38.

Zepp knocked in another basket and junior guard Riley Evans’ free throw gave SC a 42-40 lead before Snyder’s shot ended the game.

Zepp led SC with 13 points, four rebounds, and two steals. Fowler, a freshman, had a team-high six rebounds for the Cavs (2-3).

Winters Mill (43): Stitely 4, Snyder 12, Berry 5, Hill 10, Brown 12.

South Carroll (42): Carroll 6, Fowler 6, Habighorst 4, Cooper 8, Evans 3, Zepp 13, Turner 2.

Halftime: SC, 23-18.

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