Sophomore guard Kori Biehl knocked down a 15-foot jump shot with only six seconds on the clock to lift Knightstown to a come-from-behind 55-54 win against host Edinburgh Tuesday night.
The Lancers led by as many as 19 points late in the third quarter, but fell victim to their own mistakes with nine costly turnovers in the final period.
Those miscues turned into easy points by Biehl on the outside and junior center Emily Thomas, who burned the Lancers with a game-high 23 points.
Thomas scored eight of Knightstown’s 13 points in the first quarter that ended in a 13-13 tie.
The Lancers took control in the second period led by Jennifer Stinson with a break-away layup off of a feed from senior guard Maile Cox. On the next possession, Stison and Cox teamed up again on a fast-break enabling Stinson to successfully convert a three-point play.
In the same period, Cox hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Edinburgh a 31-17 advantage.
Trailing by 11 at the break, Knightstown, which shot only 25 percent in the first half, came unglued on both ends of the court to start the third quarter.
Cox again came up with two fast-break layups to give the Lancers a 40-25 lead.
The Panthers went on a 7-0 run, keyed by Edinburgh turnovers and found themselves down 46-34 at the end of the period.
Jones went to work down low and made good on a layup and a free throw to bring the Panthers to within nine at 48-39.
Over the final five and a half minutes of play, Knightstown outscored Edinburgh 16-6.
Biehl hit a 3-pointer to move the Panthers into position to tie or take the lead with less than two minutes remaining.
A quick basket by Jones with 19.6 seconds left sliced the Lancers’ lead to one point at 54-53.
Another Edinburgh turnover led to Biehl’s winning shot.
For Edinburgh, Cox had a team-best 16 points. Freshman Emma Westerfeld added 12.
Stinson, who averages 16 points, was held to only seven points. However, she posted a game-high 18 rebounds.