… the day belonged to Senior Rebekah Calvert, who, despite badly spraining her ankle against Simpson just two nights before, had the kind of day most athletes can only dream about. Coming off the bench due to her injury, Calvert still played more than 30 minutes, due to foul trouble that limited the three starting guards to minimal game time in the second half. With 10.3 seconds to go and the Pioneers clinging to a three point advantage, the Warriors ran a play to get her open off of a series of screens for a three point shot and the tie. WJU executed it perfectly, and Calvert nailed the shot. East Bay inbounded the ball with 1.6 on the clock, and Calvert was able to steal the pass, square up, and get a shot off just before the buzzer, that swished in for the "W". She added six rebounds, seven assists, and three steals to her 18 points.
"It was an incredible play. The bench was going nuts when Rebekah hit the three, and everyone in the gym was thinking overtime. When I saw her get the inbounds pass and fire away, I was just blown away. Her ankle was pretty bad and for her to be able to play as effectively as she did and then make that play at the end of the game says a lot about her competitiveness and her team first attitude. It really was a day that was about the team though, the girls really rallied around each other and picked each other up, even when it looked like things weren't going to go our way late," Coach Melissa Triebwasser said.