One referee waved the shot off, but the referee nearest, called the basket good, as well as calling a foul. Thompson (12 points) added the free throw to tie the game.
Mulizam opened the final quarter with a three-point play. The Mariners went ahead, 32-29, and never lost the lead again.
Bo Manor had one last chance with 10.8 seconds left. Mulizam’s steal and basket gave Joppatowne a 40-35 lead. On the inbounds, Mulizam was called for a foul and in her frustration also received a technical.
The technical became her fifth foul, and she was out of the game with a game-high 29 points.
Bo Manor had four free throws and possession coming. The Eagles made just one of four free throws and Haley Krone added a basket to end the scoring.
“I’ve been coaching 17 years, New York and here in Maryland and you never know with basketball, but you do kind of wonder sometimes, was that the right call, could I have called a timeout earlier, that kind of thing,” Mariners coach Erica Kelly said. “I always tell my girls, keep their composure, because in a game like this, that’s what the difference is.”
Mustangs beat Eagles
At CMW, the Mustangs (6-0, 11-2) dealt the Eagles (5-1, 12-1) their first loss.
Moriah Snyder scored a game-best 18 points to lead the Mustangs, who led at the half, 26-24.
Sydney Frank added 12 points for the winners and Anija Stancell led Aberdeen with 15 points.
The Hawks had a well balanced scoring attack, led by senior Kayla Mangin’s 12 points. Junior Cameron Sawyer added 10 points and juniors Jess Smith and Autumn Susa scored nine points each. Susa also added nine rebounds.