In front of a packed Emerson Hall crowd, the Varsity Basketball team defeated Lexington Christian Academy by an overtime score of 61-54. The Owls advance to the NEPSAC semifinals to be played versus Hamden Hall on Saturday, March 1st.
From the first buzzer, the game was closely contested. At the half, the #3 ranked Stoneleigh-Burnham Owls were ahead 25-23. After a back-and-forth second half, the #6 ranked Lexington Christian team hit a 3-point buzzer beater to send the game into overtime. “The girls have refused to lose all year,” said Head Coach Jeff Conlon. “After LCA hit the game tying 3-pointer with no time left, we rallied and commanded the overtime, holding them to just one point.”
The Owls are now 22-2 for the season, a Stoneleigh-Burnham record. They face the #2 Hamden Hall team in Connecticut on Saturday. Time to be determined.