GIRLS HOOPS: Lady Wolverines lose at buzzer

Sheffield fell to Kane in heartbreaking fashion on Friday night, as the Wolves hit a putback-jumper at the buzzer to win, 50-48, at Sheffield High School.

The Wolverines (3-11 overall, 1-4 in the AML North) led for the majority of the second half before a Wolves run in the final minutes.

“They played tough and together,” Sheffield coach Jaimie Ely said of her team. “I’m proud of the way they’ve come together over the last three games.”

After the first quarter, the two teams were tied at 12. Jen Isenberg scored eight first-quarter points, and Tierra Hansen added four.

Kane (7-8, 4-2) took a two point lead into halftime before the Wolverines made a run in the third quarter. Trailing 25-24, Sheffield used an 11-3 run to take a seven point lead. The Wolves answered back with seven straight points of their own before Sheffield answered with a jumper at the end of the quarter to take a two-point lead into the fourth.

With four minutes remaining, the Wolverines held a four-point lead, but Kane would score seven unanswered points to go up by three.

Sheffield was able to force a turnover with 18 seconds remaining, and Isenberg converted one of two free throws to tie the game.

A tie-up in the final ten seconds with the possession arrow favoring Kane allowed the Wolves to hit the game-winner with under two seconds left.

“Had it been a jump ball on our side in the last ten seconds, it could have gone the other way,” Ely said.

Isenberg finished with 19 points, and Hansen added 11.

Missed free throws continued to plague the Wolverines, as they shot just 7-for-19.

Sheffield’s junior varsity team also lost its game 39-24.

KANE (50): Johnson 1 0-0 2, Moran 2 2-2 6, Haust 0 0-0 0, Morgan 2 4-6 8, Truden 2 0-2 4, Dyne 2 0-0 4, Barner 0 2-2 2, Cummings 5 1-2 11, Kinney 4 2-2 13. Totals 18 11-16 50

SHEFFIELD (48): Cromwell 3 1-2 8, Leichtenberger 0 0-0 0, Maines 1 0-0 3, Moore 0 1-2 1, Fitzgerald 3 0-0 6, Isenberg 7 4-10 19, Hansen 5 1-5 11. Totals 19 7-19 48

Kane 12 11 12 15 – 50

Sheffield 12 9 16 11 – 48

3-pointers: K – Kinney 3; S – Cromwell, Isenberg.

Junior varsity game

KANE (39): Hauser 2 0-0 4, Hottel 2 1-5 5, Stone 0 0-0 0, Swansen 0 1-2 1, Borga 2 0-0 4, Buhl 0 0-2 0, Jordan 7 5-10 19, Lima 0 1-2 1, Ennis 1 3-8 5, Taylor 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 11-29 39

SHEFFIELD (24): Kifer 1 0-0 3, Cromwell 1 0-0 2, Leichtenberger 1 2-5 4, Moore 0 1-4 1, Isenberg 0 2-4 2, Lyon 0 0-0 0, Fitzgerald 3 0-0 6, Knowles 2 2-4 6. Totals 8 7-17 24

Kane 8 8 11 12 – 39

Sheffield 5 4 8 7 – 24

3-pointers: K – None; S – Kifer.