A great player doesn't go down without a fight. Mount Hebron's Alisha Mosley proved that once again yesterday at Glenelg.
Mosley scored 23 of her 35 points in the fourth quarter, bringing the Vikings back from a 14-point deficit with 6:15 left to tie the game with 13 seconds left. But that's where the comeback ended.
Freshman Lauren Martin, who had missed two free throws 12 seconds earlier, made one of two from the line with nine seconds remaining to give 15th-ranked Glenelg (15-6, 9-4 Howard County league) a 55-54 victory.
"I was thinking in the fourth quarter that all we had to do was stop her, but we couldn't," said Glenelg's Jill Younce, who led her team with 17 points before fouling out with 23 seconds left. "She was amazing."
Mosley, who twisted her right ankle in the first quarter, made five field goals -- three were three-point baskets -- and 10 of 15 free throws in the final quarter. She scored her team's last 17 points.
Mosley's fifth three-point basket of the game tied the score at 54 with 13 seconds.
Mount Hebron's Heather Cole then fouled Martin, who finished with 14 points, including three three-pointers.
After Martin made the first, 11th-ranked Mount Hebron (11-8, 8-5) called timeout. Martin missed the second and Mosley got the rebound and dribbled downcourt toward the right baseline. With four players surrounding her, Mosley dribbled the ball out of bounds with two seconds left.
"I thought he [the official] would call a pushing foul, but he didn't," said Mosley.