There’s cool, and then there’s Tammy Northshield cool.
Northshield, a 5-foot-5 senior guard, made four of five free throws in the final 4.5 seconds Friday night to lift the SHAPE Lady Spartans to a 35-34 victory over previously unbeaten Wiesbaden.
With her team trailing 34-31 with 4.5 seconds to go, Northshield drew a foul on a three-point attempt that would have tied the game. She went to the line and sank all three free throws to tie the score 34-34.
SHAPE then intercepted Wiesbaden’s inbounds pass and Northshield drew another foul on her attempt at a game-winning layup at the buzzer. Northshield missed her first free throw, but sank the second to give her 19 points for the game and SHAPE the victory.
Visiting Wiesbaden got a combined 26 points from sisters LeAmber (14) and LeAndra Thomas (12) in the loss.
Wiesbaden’s second loss of the season wasn’t all that long in coming as SHAPE (4-3 overall) collected another one-point victory on Saturday, 24-23, by outscoring their guests 16-9 in the second half. Northshield led SHAPE in scoring with nine points, while LeAmber Thomas topped the Lady Warriors with seven.
In other girls games of note:
AFNORTH 32, Baumholder 20: On Saturday at Baumholder, Natalie Everingham scored 11 points and snared 18 rebounds, and Sara Sawyer blocked 10 shots to keep the Lady Bucs winless.
AFNORTH improved to 4-2 in the non-regional matchup of D-II schools.
Bamberg 47, Hohenfels 14: On Saturday at Hohenfels, Racquel Davis scored 23 points and teammate Jenna Cepe sank five three-pointers on a 16-point afternoon as the Lady Barons completed a weekend sweep and improved to 5-1 overall, 4-0 in regional play.
Bamberg won Friday night at home, beating Hohenfels 52-26 behind 24 points and 13 rebounds from Davis.
Brussels 28, St. John’s 25: On Friday at Waterloo, Belgium, Bria Yazzie scored 13 points and pulled down nine rebounds, and Kathleen Anderson added 11 rebounds and seven points as the Lady Brigands rallied from an eight-point third-quarter deficit to remain unbeaten.
Freshman Lauren Finley provided most of the late heroics, stealing the ball with 30 seconds to play and going the length of the court for the eventual game-winning layup.
Lakenheath 29, International School of Brussels 25: On Saturday at Brussels, Shaionica Speight and Melissa Enriquez each scored eight points as the Lady Lancers salvaged a split in their visit to the Belgian capital to improve to 2-2 overall, 2-1 in Region I.
ISB (3-1, 3-1) won 34-25 on Friday behind 11 points and nine rebounds from Amanda Stewart, and eight points and seven rebounds from Lauren Taylor.