Paige Williams stole the ball and banked in a buzzer-beating layup in double-overtime to give Cowan a 28-26 victory Wednesday at Monroe Central in the MEC Tournament. The Blackhawks avenged a 25-18 loss last week to the Bears.
Three Cowan players — Williams, Davelynn Lindsay and Brooklynn Hall — scored eight points apiece, and Reagan Smith added four points. Lindsay also led the team with four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Kahdence Reeder added two steals.
The Blackhawks, who play Thursday in a regular season game at Liberty Christian, advance in the MEC Tournament semifinals Saturday morning at Daleville.