Lady Pirates Top Floyd Central in Double Overtime

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Basketball team improved to 4-7 on the season after outlasting visiting Floyd Central (4-7) in double overtime in the CHS Sports Arena Wednesday evening.  After leading the majority of the game, Charlestown allowed the Highlanders to push the game to extra frames twice before prevailing 52-46 in non-conference play.  The Lady Pirates outscored Floyd Central 11-4 in the first period, and 22-18 at the half.  Charlestown was led in scoring by Bri Harvey’s 18 points, balanced by Senior Lexi Logsdon’s 14.  Samantha Matthews hit the shot of the game in during first overtime, hitting a deep jumper at the buzzer to tie the score at 45, and send the game into a second overtime.  The Matthews shot spurred the hosts in the second overtime to put the Highlanders away; not only avenging last year’s overtime heartbreaking loss, but also giving the Lady Pirates a fourth win over Floyd in the last eleven match-ups.  The Charlestown Lady Pirates next travel to Mitchell Saturday for a noon Junior Varsity tip and subsequent Varsity tip at approximately 1:30 pm versus the Bluejackets.