Franklin College women win in double-overtime

With the regular season winding down, the Franklin College women’s basketball team remained in the hunt for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship with a 78-75 double-overtime win Saturday against visiting Anderson.

The Grizzlies trail HCAC leader Transylvania by one game with two games left.

Franklin kept itself in contention by holding on in the second overtime against the Ravens. The Grizzlies squandered all of a 14-point lead in regulation, but forced overtime on a layup by Jenna Wittenberg with 24 seconds left to forge at 54-54 tie.

Anderson led 64-69 in the first overtime before Franklin senior point guard Annie Tarkington knocked down a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left.

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