The Carlisle Junior Lady Bison clinched their first regular-season conference championship since Toby Tevebaugh was coach by beating Clarendon 36-29.
The last conference title was in 2009 when this year’s seniors, including Maddie Harrison, Callie Hillman and Hannah Cooper, were in the ninth grade.
Carlisle led 24-23 after three quarters but Clarendon took a 27-26 lead with 3:54 left.
The Junior Lady Bison then scored the next 10 points to lead 36-27 with 9.3 seconds left.
Clarendon added a basket with three seconds to set the final score.
Molli Weems led Carlisle with 17 points. Kayla Golleher had seven. Rachel Jones scored six. Peyton Hitchings had five — all in the fourth quarter. Star Tarter added a free throw.
“It was the biggest ball game we’ve played all year,” Carlisle coach Jonathan Buffalo said. “One of our goals was to win a conference championship. It was a big step for us. We’ve still got another goal in mind.
“We want to finish it off and go undefeated in the conference. Our biggest goal is to win a district tournament championship.”
Carlisle ends the regular season Thursday at home against Hughes.
Jr. Lady Bison 28, Abundant Life 12
Carlisle knocked off Abundant Life 28-12 in non-conference play Monday.
Carlisle led 5-1 after one quarter and 10-5 at halftime. The Junior Lady Bison explode for 13 points in the third quarter while only allowing one.
Peyton Hitchings led Carlisle with eight points. Kayla Golleher and Molli Weems had seven points each. Kylie Warren scored three while Star Tarter added a free throw.
Abundant Life 47, Jr. Bison 42
Carlisle lost to Abundant Life 47-42 in overtime Monday night in Sherwood.
Devon Kendrick led Carlisle with 15 points. Brynden Weems had 14. Dominic Castleberry added five. Garnell Harris and C.J. Harris had two points each. Gray Amaden had one.
Palestine-Wheatley 49, Jr. Bison 39
Carlisle dropped its final regular-season game with a 46-39 loss to Palestine-Wheatley on Tuesday.
Devon Kendrick led Carlisle with 16 points. Brynden Weems had nine. Garnell Harris added seven. Zach Caviness scored three while Dominic Castleberry and C.J. Harris scored two points each.