UNION CITY – The eighth grade girls basketball game between Bradford and Mississinawa Valley on Saturday was one not to be forgotten.
Bradford outlasted MV in overtime by a score of 39-37.
The game was one in which MV faced many difficult situations being riddled with foul trouble. There was a total of 34 fouls called against the Hawks, which equated to all the MV players to foul out except one, Mikayla Stump. The Hawks managed to battle back from an early deficit to tie the game and send it to overtime.
At the end of regulation play, the Hawks only had two eligible players for the overtime session. The players were Mikayla Stump and Tabitha Richards. Only 39 seconds into the overtime, Richards fouled out, leaving Stump all alone for the final 22.1 seconds of the game.
Backed by the crowd and all six teammates that had fouled out, Stump never gave up. Stump, the feisty point guard for the Hawks, played her heart out. She showed composure and real spirit to take on a full team of Roader players.