With the score tied at 78-78 and three seconds left in the game, freshman Marie McGee caught an inbounds pass at half court and found a streaking Njonkou wide open for the game-winning lay in.
After a long day of traveling on a bus,
The Wildcats blew the game wide open in the second quarter, outscoring the Giants 20-8 in the quarter to lead 44-27 at halftime.
The Giants then caught fire in the third quarter, using a 12-0 scoring run on some hot three-point shooting to cut the deficit to 55-50 with 2:10 left in the third. Marghera outscored
The Giants cut the UA lead to 64-63 at the 7:36 mark in the fourth, and regained the lead for the first time since early in the first quarter at 65-64 with 6:56 left in the game.
Marghera led 69-66 with 6:08 left, but
The Giants cut the lead to 77-76 on a quick lay in, and sent O’Neal to the free throw line with seven seconds left who then hit the back end of two attempts to give the Wildcats a 78-76 lead.
Two Marghera free throws with three seconds left tied the game to set up the thrilling and improbable finish.
McGee posted three points, eight rebounds and two assists, and junior Shannon Hobson had five points and six rebounds.