One year ago at this time, then Danville Area basketball coach Mike Carpenter was trying to figure out ways to beat Wabash Valley. Tuesday night at Spencer Sports Center, the Warriors new head coach was trying to hold off his former team.
It took two overtime periods to get it done.
Carpenter’s WVC Warriors edged past the Jaguars, 92-88, in double overtime for their second win of the season in three starts.
A 3-point field goal by Keith Collins with 2:36 left in the second overtime put Wabash ahead to stay, 85-84, but the clincher didn’t come until Tyrone Sherman made two free throws with two seconds left to account for the final.
Sherman led all scorers with 26 points, followed by Brienne Miles with 17 points and Collins with 15.
The Warriors trailed at halftime, 41-34.
Wabash Valley outrebounded Danville Area (1-1), 41-30, but the Jaguars had only four boards on the offensive end.
Jalen Loving, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, led Danville with 25 points. Tre Granger, who hit back-to-back 3-pointers late to prevent a Warrior pullaway in regulation, finished with 15 points.
Miles and Jamal Johnson led WVC with seven rebounds each. Wesley Afolayan added six.
Wabash wraps up its short two-game homestand on Saturday against Elizabethtown, at 5 p.m.